Conneticut Huskies vs Xavier Musketeers Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 11 (2/11): NCB
- Lm Tipster
- Feb 11, 2022, 3:18:43 PM
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|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|UConn money line||+105|
|Xavier money line||-125|
|Over / under||140.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Conneticut Huskies||Xavier Musketeers|
|Road / home record||3-3||11-3|
|Points per game||78.05||73.09|
|Points allowed per game||65.09||64.96|
|Rebounds per game||36.98||34.81|
|Rebounds allowed per game||30.35||30.80|
|Over / under record||15-7||9-13-1|
A Big East battle will take place in Cincinnati on Friday night when the #24 Conneticut Huskies visit the #25 Xavier Musketeers. The Huskies are in 3rd place in the conference with a 7-4 record and Xavier are 6th with a 6-6 record in the Big East.
After losing to Villanova and Creighton, the Huskies rebounded with a 80-72 win at home against Marquette. Sanogo was the higher scorer with 24 pts, followed by T. Martin with 18.
The team average 78 points per game (34th), shooting 43.9% from the field (192nd) and 35.3% on three-pointers (107th). Defensively, UConn ranks 41st in defensive efficiency and allows 65.1 points per game (72nd). They're allowing only 25.85 rebounds on the road, one of the best 4 in the country.
The Huskies have won 8 of their last 10 games and are 3-2 in their five Big East road games and averaging 78 points.
Xavier have lost their last 2 games against DePaul and Seton Hall as -14 and -3 points favorite so they have covered the spread in only 2 of their last 9 games.
Their best players are J. Nunge with 12.7 ppg and 54.3% fg, C. Jones in rebounds with 7.6 rpg and P. Scruggs in assists with 4.4 apg.
The Musketeers average 73.1 points per game (130th) while allowing 65 points per game (70th). Defensively are allowing 65 points per game and 30.80 rebounds.
Connecticut are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games..
Connecticut are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Big East conference.
Xavier are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
Xavier are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
The Huskies will get to this game with confidence, they have a very dangerous offense and defensively are doing an excellent job. A desperate team like Xavier is obvious dangerous and more at home but they have been struggling at home. I expect a close game and I think the Huskies will have less pressure than Xavier. Take the Huskies.
PICK: Conneticut +1.5 (-110)
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