UConn vs. Cincinnati - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bearcats (15-6) at Connecticut Huskies (14-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm (XL Center)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies -2.5 -- Over/Under: 130 See the Latest Odds
The UConn Huskies and the Cincinnati Bearcats face off on Thursday in AAC college basketball action.
The UConn Huskies are 14-5 this season and they have won their last three games. UConn is averaging 75.1 points per game and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.6 points and their opponents are shooting 37.3 percent. Shonn Miller leads the Huskies averaging 13.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Rodney Purvis is averaging 13.5 points, Sterling Gibbs is averaging 13.1 points, and Daniel Hamilton is averaging 12.1 points and 8.6 rebounds. UConn is 10-1 at home and 4-2 in AAC play.
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The Cincinnati Bearcats are 15-6 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Cincinnati is averaging 75.3 points per game and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents are shooting 39.3 percent. Farad Cobb leads the Bearcats averaging 11.7 points per game. Try Caupain is averaging 11.3 points, Gary Clark is averaging 10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Octavius Ellis is averaging 9.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Cincinnati is 3-3 on the road and 5-3 in AAC games.
UConn is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven AAC games and 16-7 against the spread in their last 23 games following a game that they covered the point spread. Cincinnati is 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-2 against the spread on the road against a team with a home winning percentage better than .600. The favorite has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
Both of these teams are on the upswing and I see UConn having a slight edge at home so I give them the nod in a lean at best.