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Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars 01/23/2020 Game Analysis, Odds and Predictions
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Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars 01/23/2020 – An American Athletic Conference play will take place from Fertitta Center in Houston, Texas where the canines will take on the felines. The Huskies did not have a proper start this season, but they managed to win 10 of their overall 17 games. When it comes to conference play, Connecticut is holding a record of 1-3. Houston Cougars are 4-1 in AAC play and they are holding an impressive 14-4 overall record. The college basketball spreads are out as these two teams clash in an interesting AAC match.
Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars 01/23/2020
Connecticut Huskies enter this match after losing against Villanova Wildcats. They were restricted to 55 points as they surrendered 61 to the opponent. As a whole team, the Huskies are scoring close to 72 points per game on average and they are surrendering close to 65 points to opponents. When it comes to assists, they still have a lot of room for improvement since they are averaging close to 13 assists per game. Connecticut must work as a strong unit if they want to climb the ladder in conference play.
Players to watch: C. Vital G (17 GP 29.7 MIN 14.2 PTS 6.8 REB 2.6 AST 2.4 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 39.2 FG% 88.4 FT% 32.2 3P%), J. Carlton C (17 GP 24.2 MIN 10 PTS 6.8 REB 0.6 AST 0.4 STL 1.4 BLK 2.6 TO 50 FG% 51 FT% 0 3P%), A. Gilbert G (17 GP 29.2 MIN 9.7 PTS 2.8 REB 4.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 2.6 TO 33.5 FG% 70.9 FT% 29.9 3P%).
Houston Cougars have been recognized as a major threat in the AAC play and they are trying to keep pace with a team that is holding a better record. The Cougars are holding the third spot in their league and they are just a few games behind Wichita State and Tulsa. However, Houston managed to defeat Wichita State with a final score of 65-54. The Cougars are scoring close to 76 points per game and are restricting opponents close to 65 points on average.
Players to watch: Q. Grimes G (18 GP 29.4 MIN 12.8 PTS 3.8 REB 2.8 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 2.3 TO 42.9 FG% 67.1 FT% 29.3 3P%), C. Mills G (18 GP 21.9 MIN 12.6 PTS 2.4 REB 1.1 AST 0.4 STL 0.1 BLK 1.6 TO 41.4 FG% 71.4 FT% 35.4 3P%), N. Hinton G (18 GP 30.4 MIN 11.6 PTS 9.7 REB 2.1 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 1.3 TO 41.1 FG% 70.3 FT% 40.5 3P%).
Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars Betting Predictions
Connecticut is 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games.
Houston is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars Betting Picks
Houston Cougars managed to take out Wichita State and the potential unit will not have major difficulty against Connecticut. The best college basketball bets today have predicted Houston Cougars to win and cover the spread.
Moneyline: The moneyline for Houston is -485 and the moneyline for Connecticut is +415.
ATS: A spread of +9 is all set for Connecticut to win this game and a spread of -9 is set for Houston Cougars
Totals: The total will go over 132.5 for Connecticut and under 132.5 for Houston.
Score Prediction: 81-70, Houston Cougars.