Sunday, January 31, 2016
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to CFE Arena to play the UCF Knights on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 14-6 and a road record of 3-1. They are 8-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-9. The Knights have an overall record of 10-8 and a home record of 7-3. They have an over/under record of 7-9 and they are 12-4 against the spread.
Shonn Miller comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 5.7 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 74%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.5 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
A.J. Davis averages 13.4 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Knights. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Adonys Henriquez averages 10.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Connecticut averages 74.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 133rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 63rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 113th in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 118th and 142nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 36th with 11.1 per game. The Huskies allow 62.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 40th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 105th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 37th place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 240th in the Division 1.
UCF averages 75.3 points per game this year which ranks them 114th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 45th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 187th in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 37th and 157th respectively. In the turnover department the Knights rank 307th with 14.5 per game. The Knights allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 194th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 58th and 58th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 153rd and they give up 15.8 assists per contest which puts them in 319th place in the nation. The Knights force 9.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 346th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 69 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 61.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.7 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 109.7 and they assist on 51.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.6 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 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.1%. The Huskies give up 67.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 54 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Knights score 75.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.6 points per game. The Knights have a rating on offense of 107.3 and 52.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. UCF turns it over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.3%. The Knights give up 69 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-7 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 6-9 against the over/under
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 12-4 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 7-9 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/22/15 C Amida Brimah Finger out 6-8 weeks
UCF Knights Injuries
11/27/15 G B.J. Taylor Foot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut
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