Saturday, February 4, 2017
Fifth Third Arena
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 14 point favorites.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 10-11 and a road record of 2-5. They are 6-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-9. The Bearcats have an overall record of 20-2 and a home record of 13-0. They have an over/under record of 9-9 and they are 10-8 against the spread.
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Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Rodney Purvis averages 12.4 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jacob Evans averages 14.2 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bearcats. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Kyle Washington averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Connecticut averages 65.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 313th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 277th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 290th in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 81st and 182nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 127th with 12.8 per game. The Huskies allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 34th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 214th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 98th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 320th in Division 1.
Cincinnati averages 77.5 points per game this year which ranks them 61st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 35th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 181st in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per contest which ranks them 64th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Bearcats rank 18th with 10.9 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 82nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 76th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the nation. The Bearcats force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 115th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 65.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.7 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 99.8 and they assist on 56.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.8%. The Huskies give up 68.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bearcats score 87 ppg at home and they have averaged 79 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 17 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 23.4 points per game. The Bearcats have a rating on offense of 114.1 and 57.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Cincinnati turns it over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.7%. The Bearcats give up 63.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 6-12 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-9 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-8 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 9-9 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/22/16 G Terry Larrier Knee out for season
11/20/16 F Mamadou Diarra Knee out for season
11/18/16 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder out for season
01/28/17 F Juwan Durham Foot "?"
01/24/17 F Steven Enoch Foot out indefinitely
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
02/01/17 C Nysier Brooks Knee "?"
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati -14
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