|Thursday College Basketball Connecticut vs. Providence Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 31 January 2013 16:03|
Providence vs. UCONN Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed UCONN as a 1.5-point favorite versus Providence, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 135.5. The Huskies are 13-5 overall and 3-3 in the Big East, while the Friars are 10-10 overall and 2-6 in the conference.
LINE MOVEMENT: The game opened as a pick’em but the spread has been bet up to 1.5 in favor of UCONN, while the over/under total has gone from 134 up to as high as 135.5 or 136 depending on the sports book.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 75% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Connecticut. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Connecticut. According to the latest college basketball trends, the Huskies are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games versus the Big East. The Huskies rank first in the Big East in scoring (70.8 points) and are second in field goal percentage (45.4) in the conference. Look for Shabazz Napier, who seems to be over the left shoulder injury that hampered him for a couple games, to take over the game and for the UCONN defense to slow down Bryce Cotton, who is averaging 21.7 points per game.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: CONNECTICUT HUSKIES -1.5