Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Thursday January 29, 2015. At 8:00 PM EST on the ESPN2 Television Network.
The (11-7) Connecticut Huskies of the American Athletic Conference makes the trip from the Constitution State to the Southwest part of the Buckeye State. Connecticut will play the (14-5) Cincinnati Bearcats also of the AAC in 2015 College Basketball action. The teams will play at Fifth Third Arena on campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. This Sports Handicapper believes the Connecticut Huskies are good, but someone needs to step up as the team leader. Cincinnati lost a lot from last season’s team but should get an NCAA Tournament bid. The betting line has Connecticut as a five-point road underdog Against The Spread, the betting odds total is not available for Thursday Night’s game.
The 2015 UConn Huskies have won two in a row, their latest a 66-53 home win against South Florida on January 25th. The Huskies are 4-1 in Conference play, two games behind Tulsa, who is on top. The Huskies score an average of sixty-five points per contest. Senior Guard Ryan Boatright leads the team in scoring at sixteen and a half points per game. Head Coach Kevin Ollie has his work cut out for him, but the team will get better by March. The betting odds under the total is 7-1 Connecticut last eight on Thursday’s. The Huskies are 7-2 Against The Number their last nine on Thursday’s. The Huskies are also 6-0 Against The Point Spread their last six against Cincinnati. Connecticut is 3-5 their last eight Free NCAA Basketball ATS Picks going over the betting odds total four times and staying under four. Freshman Forward Daniel Hamilton is third on the team in scoring and is coming into his own as a College Basketball player. The key to a Connecticut win is to play their signature defense and listen to Ollie.
The 2015 Cincinnati Bearcats are on a three-game win streak. Cincinnati won at Central Florida on January 24th by ten points. The Bearcats are 5-2 in Conference play and are in the thick of the race for the regular season title. Sophomore Troy Caupain is the team’s scoring leader at a little over nine points per game. Cincinnati lost a lot of firepower from last season’s team, but Head Coach Mick Cronin has the team playing tighter defense. Cronin is a defensive specialist, and the Bearcats can play it with the best. The betting odds under the total is 39-12 Cincinnati last fifty-one overall. The Cincinnati Bearcats are 5-4 ATS their last nine overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under five. Both Cincinnati and Connecticut are going to get better as the season progresses as new players get acclimated into new systems out of high school.
Free Pick: Connecticut+5.