Saturday, February 20, 2016
Fifth Third Arena
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 19-7 and a road record of 5-2. They are 11-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-13. The Bearcats have an overall record of 19-8 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 9-14 and they are 10-13 against the spread.
Shonn Miller comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Rodney Purvis averages 12.9 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Troy Caupain averages 11.7 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Bearcats. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Gary Clark averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Connecticut averages 73.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 149th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 55th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 146th in the country. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 131st and 140th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 32nd with 11 per game. The Huskies allow 62 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 63rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 99th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 212th in the Division 1.
Cincinnati averages 74 points per game this year which ranks them 140th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 170th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 165th in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per contest which ranks them 48th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Bearcats rank 50th with 11.3 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 226th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 94th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 56th place in the nation. The Bearcats force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 55th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 68.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 110 and they assist on 51.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.4%. The Huskies give up 63.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bearcats score 82.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.6 points per game. The Bearcats have a rating on offense of 109.5 and 61.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Cincinnati turns it over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 36.4%. The Bearcats give up 63.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 60.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 11-10 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-13 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-13 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 9-14 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut
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