UConn vs. Cincinnati - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bearcats (11-4) at Connecticut Huskies (8-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00 am (Gampel Pavilion)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UConn Huskies and the Cincinnati Bearcats face off on Saturday at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in AAC college basketball action.
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-5 this season and they have won four of their last five games. UConn is averaging 66.8 points and they are shooting 45.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Ryan Boatright leads the Huskies averaging 16.8 points per game. Amida Brimah is averaging 11.5 points and 5.2 rebounds, Daniel Hamilton is averaging 10.6 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Rodney Purvis is averaging 9.3 points. UConn is 3-3 at home this season.
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The Cincinnati Bearcats are 11-3 this season and they have won their last four games. Cincinnati is averaging 62.9 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 54.1 points and their opponents are shooting 37.3 percent. Octavius Ellis leads the Bearcats averaging 9.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Troy Caupain is averaging 9.2 points, Gary Clark is averaging 8.1 points and 7.7 rebounds, and Farad Cobb is averaging 7.6 points. Cincinnati is 1-1 on the road this season.
Connecticut is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 10-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-6 against the spread after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game. Cincinnati is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 6-15 against the spread in their last 21 road games, 4-1 against the spread following a win. Cincinnati is 0-5 against the spread in their last five games against UConn.
This should be a tight one where the points could figure if Cincinnati doesn’t win outright so I am taking the Bearcats and the points.