Cincinnati Bearcats vs Connecticut Huskies
Tip-off: Thursday, February 21, 2013 – 7:00 PM ET
XL Center, Hartford, CT
The Cincinnati Bearcats are on the road to meet the Connecticut Huskies tonight in hopes of send their backers to the pay window as they look to cover the spread at Gampel Pavilion.
The Huskies will face the 19-7 Bearcats, who own a 10-12 ATS mark on the college basketball season.
On Friday night, Cincinnati fell to 7-6 in conference play with another home defeat. The Georgetown Hoyas made it to Cinci and took advantage of the Bearcats flaws late to get the road victory 62-55.
The Bearcats tied the game up late before allowing Markel Starks to hit a big 3 and nail 5 clutch free throws to seal the deal. Cincinnati was led in scoring by JoQuon Parker’s 15 points and 6 rebounds. Usually steady scorer Sean Kilpatrick added 12 but was 3-13 from the field for the game. YouWager experts point out that this college basketball team need to steal a victory versus the Huskies to have any outside shot at a top 4 finish in conference play.
UConn is coming off a disappointing home defeat as well as the Villanova Wildcats used a second half shooting spree to knock off Connecticut last Saturday. The Huskies built a three point halftime lead and then resorted to an awful perimeter defense as Villanova drained 9 threes on the night.
Shabazz Napier did not impress online sports betting fans with a 1-10 from the field for 2 points but made up for it with 10 assists. Omar Calhoun led Connecticut with 16 points and the frontcourt was absolutely dominated on the glass by a total of 40-24. The Huskies now need to bring their game to a different level as Cincinnati poses a much bigger threat on the court than Villanova.