Connecticut vs. Temple Pick
Can Connecticut avenge a previous loss to Temple this season and get back in the AAC race when they meet at 7PM ET tonight?
According to oddsmakers at RealBets, Connecticut is favored on the road, as the Huskies are getting odds of -4.5 points against Temple. The over/under total for the game has been set at 127.5 points.
Temple is 14-8 on the season, 8-3 in the AAC, 7-2 at home and 12-8 against the spread. Connecticut is 17-6 overall, 7-3 in conference, 5-1 on the road and 10-8-1 against the spread. Temple has won and covered the spread in three straight meetings with UConn, including a 55-53 road win on Jan. 5.
This is a revenge game for UConn, who lost the first game at home. Center Amida Brimah missed the first game and he's the Huskies' leader in blocks and field goal percentage. The Huskies are 5-1 on the road this season. In their last three wins, the average margin over victory is over 21. The Huskies' defense ranks second in the nation, allowing teams to shoot just 38.6 percent from the field. This is an important game for the Huskies, who are 4-6 against top 100 RPI teams.
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