Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats Las Vegas Odds and Free College Basketball Expert Picks


Connecticut Huskies
Connecticut Huskies
13-14 (2-7 V)
7:00 pm ET, Thursday, February 22, 2018
BB&T Arena, Highland Heights
Cincinnati Bearcats
Cincinnati Bearcats
23-4 (13-1 H)
ESPN
 
Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats Las Vegas Odds and Free College Basketball Expert Picks

Cincinnati has to try to stop a losing streak for only the second time this season Thursday night when it hosts Connecticut.

The No. 11 Bearcats have dropped their last two outings, a 67-62 decision at Houston on Feb. 15, then fell to No. 13 Wichita State 76-72 at home on Sunday.

Both losses were close, and both had several common denominators, most noticeably, an inability to rebound.

Cincinnati was outrebounded 36-27 by the Cougars but outrebounded the Shockers 27-26. Wichita State, though, shot 52.9 percent from the floor including 8 of 18 from beyond the arc.

The Bearcats had won 39 straight home games before the Wichita State loss, their third this season against a team in the AP Top 25 poll.

Cincinnati's only losing streak occurred when it lost to No. 4 Xavier and then-No. 5 Florida on Dec. 2 and 9, respectively.

UConn snapped a two-game skid with an 84-80 victory over East Carolina on Sunday but has dropped seven of its last 10 games overall and four of its last five on the road.

Coach Kevin Ollie adjusted his lineup for the ECU game, utilizing a three-guard set that included Antwoine Anderson who made his first start since Jan. 28.

Defense has been a problem for the Huskies, too, of late but they forced nine turnovers against the Pirates and on the offensive end, made 13 of 26 3-pointers and shot 58.2 percent overall

Connecticut is shooting a combined 49 percent in its last four games following a 65-57 loss to the Bearcats earlier this month.

Junior guard Jalen Adams scored 20 points with four assists in that contest but the Huskies made only 36.4 percent of their shots in the loss, their fourth in a row to Cincinnati.

Like the Bearcats, the Huskies have yet to beat a top five opponent this season, dropping all six contests against ranked opponents this year and 12 in a row dating back to the 2015-16 season.

 

Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Connecticut Huskies +19 (-110) - 131 (-110)o
Cincinnati Bearcats -19 (-110) - 131 (-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Cincinnati 68, Connecticut 56

 


 

Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Connecticut Huskies

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 13-14 10-5 3-9 8-16 4-8 4-8 67.93 72.33 -4.40
Last 10 3-7 2-3 1-4 2-8 2-3 0-5 64.50 73.90 -9.40
vs Conf 6-8 4-3 2-5 6-8 4-3 2-5 66.64 71.07 -4.43

Cincinnati Bearcats

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 23-4 16-1 7-3 14-10 9-5 5-5 75.78 57.07 18.71
Last 10 8-2 4-1 4-1 6-4 3-2 3-2 70.40 54.90 15.50
vs Conf 12-2 6-1 6-1 9-5 5-2 4-3 71.07 54.36 16.71

Betting Odds Trends

Connecticut Huskies

Connecticut is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Connecticut is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Connecticut's last 7 games
Connecticut is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Connecticut is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games on the road
Connecticut is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
Connecticut is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
Connecticut is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Connecticut is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Connecticut is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati

Cincinnati Bearcats

Cincinnati is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Cincinnati is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
Cincinnati is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Cincinnati is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
Cincinnati is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Connecticut
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Connecticut
Cincinnati is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Connecticut
Cincinnati is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing at home against Connecticut
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Connecticut
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing at home against Connecticut

Injuries

Connecticut Huskies

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Alterique Gilbert G out for season - Shoulder - 12/29/17 Gilbert has a left shoulder injury and will likely miss the rest of the season.
Sidney Wilson G Out indefinitely - Eligibility - 11/7/17 Wilson is dealing with eligibility issues and will be out for an undetermined amount of time.

Cincinnati Bearcats

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
2/3/18 UCONN 57 CIN 65 12.5/128.5 UCONN/U
3/11/17 CIN 81 UCONN 71 -9.5/124.5 CIN/O
3/5/17 UCONN 47 CIN 67 6/126.5 CIN/U
2/4/17 CIN 82 UCONN 68 -13.5/124.5 CIN/O
3/11/16 CIN 97 UCONN 104 (OT) -2/124 UCONN/O
2/20/16 CIN 65 UCONN 60 -3.5/127 CIN/U
1/28/16 UCONN 57 CIN 58 -2/130.5 CIN/U
3/13/15 CIN 54 UCONN 57 -1/116.5 UCONN/U
1/29/15 CIN 70 UCONN 58 -4.5/114.5 CIN/O
1/10/15 UCONN 62 CIN 56 -5/113 UCONN/O

Connecticut: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS UCONN FG Opp FG Reb
2/18/18 @ECU 84-80 (W) -6.5/134.5 LO 32/55 28/58 23-29
2/15/18 TLSA 71-73 (L) -3/137 LO 25/62 26/47 32-29
2/10/18 @WICH 74-95 (L) 17/141 LO 24/51 33/63 24-34
2/7/18 USF 68-65 (W) -13/129 LO 25/46 18/45 21-31
2/3/18 CIN 57-65 (L) 12.5/128.5 WU 20/55 19/50 28-29
1/31/18 @UCF 61-70 (L) 5/124.5 LO 22/54 22/47 25-35
1/28/18 @TEM 57-85 (L) 6/129.5 LO 20/51 31/63 29-32
1/25/18 SMU 63-52 (W) 6/132.5 WU 21/51 16/57 33-33
1/20/18 VILL 61-81 (L) 15.5/145.5 LU 21/61 28/68 29-46
1/16/18 @MEM 49-73 (L) 3.5/135.5 LU 17/46 28/56 22-34

Cincinnati: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS CIN FG Opp FG Reb
2/18/18 WICH 72-76 (L) -6/141 LO 25/52 27/51 23-22
2/15/18 @HOU 62-67 (L) -2/132.5 LU 17/44 24/50 27-35
2/11/18 @SMU 76-51 (W) -7.5/124.5 WO 28/63 19/59 39-33
2/6/18 UCF 77-40 (W) -14.5/122.5 WU 26/66 13/46 45-28
2/3/18 @UCONN 65-57 (W) -12.5/128.5 LU 19/50 20/55 29-28
1/31/18 HOU 80-70 (W) -9.5/133.5 WO 27/56 28/66 37-28
1/27/18 @MEM 62-48 (W) -11.5/131 WU 22/51 14/45 31-26
1/24/18 TEM 75-42 (W) -14.5/129.5 WU 28/65 16/56 44-31
1/20/18 ECU 86-60 (W) -28.5/128.5 LO 33/73 25/59 46-28
1/16/18 @UCF 49-38 (W) -8/123 WU 19/54 15/50 30-28

 

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