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College Basketball Picks: Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Connecticut Huskies

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 28, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Connecticut Huskies

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    The Connecticut Huskies have won eight of 13 all-time meetings against the Cincinnati Bearcats, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Saturday as the two teams prepare to face off at the XL Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Huskies are four-point home favorites in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total established in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American Athletic Conference matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum 

Cincinnati Bearcats

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    The Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-2 straight up and against the spread in their last four games. Against the Huskies, they'll attempt to bounce back from a 58-57 setback to the Louisville Cardinals as four-point home underdogs last Saturday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Bearcats are 4-12 against the spread in their last 16 road games.

Connecticut Huskies

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    The Connecticut Huskies went 5-2 straight up and 4-3 against the spread in the month of February. On Saturday, they'll attempt to build off of their 61-56 victory over the South Florida Bulls as 10.5-point road favorites Wednesday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Huskies have covered the number in seven of their last 10 conference games.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Connecticut Huskies as one of their college basketball picks, as they've gone 5-1 against the spread in the last six installments of this series.

    Pick: Connecticut Huskies -4

     

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