The Huskies are 8-2 on the season while Iona comes into this NCAA basketball betting matchup at 7-4.
College basketball betting favors Connecticut by quite a bit in this matchup even though the Huskies have been terrible against the spread this season. The Huskies are coming off a lackluster 71-54 win over Maine on Tuesday as Jerome Dyson had 27 points. Connecticut was actually tied at the half against the Bears before deciding to wake up and play. Stanley Robinson had his 14th career double-double as he had 14 points and 12 rebounds. He scored in double figures for the 16th consecutive game.
Connecticut enters this college basketball betting contest against Iona at a terrible 1-7 against the point spread. They are 0-5 versus the NCAA basketball betting number at home this season. The question to be answered is whether or not the Huskies are just overvalued in college basketball betting or whether they are just not a Top 20 team. Dyson leads the team in scoring this college basketball betting season as he is averaging 20.1 points per game. Alex Oriakhi leads the team in rebounding with 9 per game as NCAA basketball betting stats show.
Iona is 3-3 against the NCAA basketball betting odds this season. They have already proven they can beat a Big East team as the defeated Providence earlier this college basketball betting season. That was a road win in college basketball betting too as the Gaels won 82-73 at Providence. Last year Iona was blown away at Connecticut, losing by 50 points in college basketball betting but this is definitely not the same Huskies team as a year ago.
Iona is led this college basketball betting year by Scott Machado who leads the team in points, assists and steals. Alejo Rodriguez leads the team in rebounding, field goal percentage and blocks.
Normally in college basketball betting the public likes taking Top 20 teams who are favored. That is getting tougher and tougher to do with Connecticut though since they simply are not covering the college basketball betting line. The Huskies might be a little more motivated for this game since it is on TV and because they played so poorly in their last game against Maine.