Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Connecticut Huskies - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Connecticut Huskies (19-7) at Cincinnati Bearcats (19-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Fifth Third Arena)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Connecticut Huskies look to stay hot with a trip to the Cincinnati Bearcats on deck.
The Connecticut Huskies own the 3rd spot in the AAC but have their sight set on third. The surging Huskies have won five of six capped off by a 68-62 victory versus visiting Southern Methodist as a three point favorite on Thursday night. Both teams sank shots at around 43%-44% with UConn owning a 13-5 advantage at the charity stripe which was decisive. Amida Brimah was the Huskies best offensive option with 16 points and eight rebounds on 6-8 from the field with Daniel Hamilton adding 14 points and six pulls. Shonn Miller tossed in 12 points and grabbed seven boards while Jalen Moore and Omar Calhoun combined for 16 points.
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With just four games remaining in the regular season the Cincinnati Bearcats have dropped to 5th following a 70-68, overtime defeat at Tulsa on Thursday night. The Bearcats had won consecutive contests Both teams sank shots at around 40% but the Bearcats were 8-28 on threes which cost them the game while the Golden Hurricane hit five more free throws. Gary Clark led Cinci with 18 points and nine rebounds on 7-14 with Troy Caupain adding 15 points and another nine boards. Octavius Ellis tossed in eleven points and snagged nine rebounds while Farad Cobb and Jacob Evans combined for 17 points with Evans posting six pulls.
The under is 9-2 in UCONN last 11 overall and the over is 9-4 in their last 13 Saturday games. The under is 37-14-1 in Cincinnati last 52 Saturday games and is 70-32-1 in their last 103 overall. UCONN are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. I expect a close game so I’m looking at the points…