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Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars Odds & Info

Game Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars
Date & Time Thursday March 5, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion Hillside Road, West Campus, Eagleville, Storrs, Storrs, Tolland County, Connecticut, 06269, USA
Latest odds
HOU -2 ; Total 133
TV Channel
CBSSN

The No. 21 ranked Houston Cougars visit Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut on Thursday to play the UConn Huskies in an American Athletic Conference showdown. Houston improved to 22-7 overall and 12-4 in the AAC following its 68-55 victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sunday. Marcus Sasser was the leading scorer for Houston with 21 points while Nate Hinton added 16 points.

Caleb Mills is the leading scorer for Houston with an average of 13.3 points per game, while Nate Hinton is the third leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 10.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. DeJon Jarreau is the leader in assists with an average of 3.8 per game. Houston has three players averaging double-figures in scoring.

Connecticut improved to 17-12 overall and 8-8 in the AAC following its 84-63 rout of the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday. Christian Vital was the leading scorer for the Huskies with 27 points. Connecticut has won three straight and four of its last five but will face an uphill battle to reach the Big Dance later this month.

Christian Vital is the leading scorer and rebounder for UConn with averages of 15.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, while Alterique Gilbert is the leader in assists with an average of 3.8 per game. James Bouknight is the second-leading scorer with an average of 13.0 points per game and one of just two players for the Huskies averaging double-figures in scoring.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Houston is 13-7 ATS in its last 20
  • The UNDER has cashed in 12 of the Cougars last 14
  • UConn is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 played during March
  • The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Huskies last 8

Free NCAAB Pick:

Houston Cougars -2

Houston defeated UConn earlier this season 63-59 at home. The Cougars are 16-4 straight up and 13-7 ATS over their last 20. Houston has won seven of its last eight straight up against Connecticut and 10 of its last 13 SU against opponents from the American Athletic Conference. UConn on the other hand has failed to cover 9 of its last 13 played during March. Final Score Prediction, Houston Cougars win and cover ATS 73-62.

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