Central Florida vs. UConn - 1/31/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Connecticut Huskies (14-6) at Central Florida Knights (10-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 4:00 pm (CFE Federal Credit Union Arena)
The Line: Central Florida Knights +8 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds
The Central Florida Knights and the UConn Huskies face off on Sunday in AAC college basketball action.
The UCF Knights are 10-8 this season and they have lost their last two games. Central Florida is averaging 75.3 points per game and they are shooting 46.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.7 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. A.J.. Davis leads the Knights averaging 13.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Adonys Henriquez is averaging 10.6 points, Justin McBride is averaging 8.4 points, and Shaheed Davis is averaging 8.4 points. Central Florida is 7-3 at home and 4-3 in AAC.
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The UConn Huskies are 14-6 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Cincinnati that ended a three game winnings streak. UConn is averaging 74.2 points per game and they are shooting 46.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents are shooting 37.3 percent. Shonn Miller leads Connecticut averaging 13.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Rodney Purvis is averaging 13.5 points, Sterling Gibbs is averaging 13.2 points, and Daniel Hamilton is averaging 11.8 points and 5.6 rebounds. UConn is 3-1 on the road and 4-3 in the AAC.
Central Florida is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine home games, 13-4 against the spread in their last 17 games, and 6-2 against the spread against the AAC. UConn is 4-1 against the spread on the road following three or more home games, 5-13-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 2-6 against the spread against the AAC. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
It’s do or die time for UConn and I expect for them to leave it all on the court here and win and cover.