Connecticut Huskies vs. Cent Conn State Blue Devils - 12/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cent Conn State Blue Devils (1-8) at Connecticut Huskies (7-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm (XL Center)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies -28.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
The Connecticut Huskies host the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils Wednesday afternoon.
The Central Connecticut State are in desperate need of more scoring and more stopping power on defense. Neither has been good enough with an 0-8 start before finally getting in to the win column with an 83-79 victory versus visiting Massachusetts Lowell on Friday. The River Hawks burned and that combined the nets at 58% but gave the ball away 20 times14 offensive rebounds gave the 43% shooting Blue Devils 15more looks with 15 more free throws winning it. Evan Phoenix poured in a game high 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds followed by a 20 point 2ffort from Austin Nehls. Khalen Alexander chipped in with nine points as points were plentiful.
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The Connecticut Huskies were a top 20 squad a few short weeks ago before losing three of four to fall from the national rankings. The Huskies are trying to reverse their fortunes with consecutive victories following an 88-79 win versus Massachusetts Lowell. Neither team played great defense with the River Hawks sinking half their looks with UConn connecting at a torrid 64% which was three more field goals. Rodney Purvis poured in a game high 28 points on10-14 from the field with Sterling Gibbs adding 15 points and six boards. Omar Calhoun tossed in 14 while Daniel Hamilton and Shonn Miller scored 12 and ten points and combined 17 rebounds.
The under is 38-15-1 in Connecticut last 54 Wednesday games and is 7-3-1 in their last 11 overall while going 35-16-1 in their last 52 home games. No real interest here with the chalk so the choice is yours…