Cincinnati Bearcats vs Connecticut Huskies Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/9/2020
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut -1
The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 1 point favorites.
Cincinnati heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-7. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 72.6 points per contest while giving up 65.4 per game. Connecticut has an overall mark of 12-10. They are averaging 70.8 points per contest and giving up 64.9, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-12-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-12-0 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 14-8-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 9-13-0 against the over/under
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
12/09/19 G Trevor Moore Achilles is out for season
01/04/20 F Prince Toyambi Heart is out for season
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
02/06/20 G Sidney Wilson Knee is questionable
01/12/20 F Tyler Polley ACL is out for season
Jarron Cumberland comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Chris Vogt averages 12.8 points per game in 28.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 68% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Christian Vital averages 14.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. James Bouknight averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 72.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 142nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 97th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 270th in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 90th and 56th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 83rd with 14.3 per game. The Bearcats allow 65.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 79th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 46th and 151st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 72nd and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 116th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 217th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 190th in the country with 70.8 points per game this year. They are 286th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 237th in the nation. They are 75th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.1 boards per game, and 221st in assists per contest with 12.7. The Huskies are 77th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Huskies surrender 64.9 points per contest, which ranks them 68th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 63rd and 120th in those defensive statistics. They rank 94th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 215th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 314th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Bearcats are 153rd in the nation in offensive rating with 102.8. In terms of pace they are 190th in the country with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 131st. As a team they are 134th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 229th in Division 1. Cincinnati is 97th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 132nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 99.7, which is ranked 219th. They are 209th in D-1 in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 294th. As a unit they are 281st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 233rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut -1
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks