Bet Jamaica NCAA Basketball Preview — Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Connecticut Huskies

by Dirty on May 26, 2013

The Pittsburgh Panthers and the Connecticut Huskies will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Gampel Pavilion.

Oddsmakers currently have the Huskies listed as 3½-point favorites versus the Panthers, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

Pittsburgh held a nine point lead at halftime as they rolled to an 85-69 win over Cincinnati on Saturday. Pittsburgh failed to cover the 15.5-point spread, but the 154 points sailed OVER the posted total of 136.5.

Levance Fields led the way with 11 points and 13 assists, while DeJuan Blair had 17 points in that win.

Haseem Thabeet tossed in 25 points with 20 rebounds for Connecticut on Saturday, as they defeated Seton Hall 62-54. Connecticut covered the 9.5-point spread on the road, while the game’s combined 116 points went UNDER the posted total of 145.

Jeff Adrien also had a double-double with 14 points and 15 boards in that win.

Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 5 straight games.
Connecticut has won 13 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 23-2 SU, 13-6 ATS
Connecticut: 24-1 SU, 12-9 ATS

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing DePaul are 3-1
After playing Cincinnati are 5-0
After a win are 8-2

Connecticut most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing South Florida are 2-1
After playing Seton Hall are 4-6
After a win are 10-0

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 10 games when playing Connecticut
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Connecticut is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Connecticut’s last 7 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to DePaul, Saturday, February 21
Connecticut home to South Florida, Saturday, February 21

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