It is the Big East opener for both squads and it should be a good one in NCAA basketball betting. College basketball betting has the Huskies coming into the game at 9-2 while Cincinnati is 8-3. Stanley Robinson scored 29 points on Sunday as the Huskies routed Iona 93-74.
Jerome Dyson added 17. It was a good win for Connecticut heading into Big East play. "We're putting new parts and pieces together as we go along," Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun said, "I think we're getting better." The Huskies should be tested on the road at Cincinnati by a solid Bearcats club. Connecticut believes they are ready for Big East play though. “I think going into the Big East season we'll do really good. We just have to play hard every night, just play hard with a lot of enthusiasm and just have fun out there.” Kemba Walker said, “When we are having fun and we are playing hard and smiling on the court we are at our best."
Connecticut is ranked in the Top 10 in the country but they have not been a college basketball betting success this season. The Huskies are just 2-7 against the NCAA basketball betting number this season. Last season the Huskies went into Cincinnati and came away with an 81-72 win in college basketball betting.
Cincinnati is 3-4 this season versus the college basketball betting line. They have played some top teams like Xavier and Gonzaga so they should be ready for Connecticut. The question for Cincinnati in this college basketball betting matchup is whether they can score enough points to win. They are 134th in the country in scoring and that is likely to be an issue against a very talented Connecticut team. The Huskies have won the four all-time meetings against Cincinnati and they are 3-1 against the NCAA basketball betting number. In addition to last season’s win, the Huskies beat Cincinnati 96-51 two years ago in college basketball betting and 70-59 in 2006. Cincinnati’s only college basketball betting pointspread cover was in 2008 at home when they lost 84-83 but covered the college basketball betting pointspread.
The time to take Connecticut in college basketball betting this season could be when they are on the road. At home the Huskies are oftentimes laying too many points in college basketball betting. They are a much better value on the road and could be a popular NCAA basketball betting pick in this game.