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Houston vs. UConn - 2/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Connecticut Huskies (11-8) at Houston Cougars (8-12)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Hofheinz Pavilion)

The Line: Houston Cougars +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBSC

The Houston Cougars and the UConn Huskies face off on Sunday at the Hofheinz Pavilion in AAC college basketball action.

The Houston Cougars are 8-12 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended a eight games losing streak. Houston is averaging 66 points and they are shooting 38.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Jherrod Stiggers leads the Cougars averaging 14.9 points per game. Danrad Knowles us averaging 11.1 points and 5.9 rebounds, Devonta Pollard is averaging 10.5 points and 6.2 rebounds, and L.J. Rose is averaging 9.2 points and 5.7 assists. Houston is 6-5 at home and 0-8 in AAC play.

Houston vs. UConn - 2/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The UConn Huskies are 11-8 this season and hey are coming off of a 12-point loss at Cincinnati. Connecticut is averaging 65.2 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Ryan Boatright leads the Huskies averaging 16.8 points per game. Amida Brimah is averaging 10.5 points and 5.1 rebounds, Daniel Hamilton is averaging 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds, and Rodney Purvis is averaging 9.7 points. UConn is 2-3 on the road and 4-3 in AAC play.

Houston is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games, 0-4 against the spread following a win, and 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six home games against a team with a losing road record. UConn is 0-5 against the spread in their last five games, 15-7 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread in Sunday games.

UConn are the defending Champs and look for them to make a run in February and March to at least get a shot at defending it and in order to do that they need to take care of business in games like this and I see them doing just that. 

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UConn Huskies -8

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