February 15, 2018
There is one pick today.
Take Connecticut -3 spread (buy the half point) against Tulsa for 3% of the bankroll.
The UConn Huskies have had a down year this season and are coming off an absolute demolishing at the hands of the Wichita State Shockers to drop them a game below .500 on the season. Their most recent loss has renewed speculation that head coach, Kevin Ollie's time in Storrs is coming to an end. We believe their recent performance along with the desperation that they now see with their head coach to help salvage his job, will light a fire under the Huskies as they return home to face Tulsa.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane comes into this matchup on a 3-game winning streak, however, they have struggled mightily on the road this season, going just 2-6 on the year. Even though they are finding ways to win, they are shooting just 40% from the field over their last five games, and just 36.9% when on the road. Against what we believe should be a motivated UConn team, we simply don't think that will be enough.
This is a matchup between two teams that struggle to score the basketball and likely won't be the 'prettiest' game on today's slate. The Huskies, despite their struggles, have been solid at home this season, going 10-3 on the season. This is a revenge game for them tonight as their narrowly fell in OT, in their first meeting in Tulsa earlier this season. With so much on the line for UConn, we would be surprised if they don't put forth an inspired performance tonight. This game will be close, but as good as the Huskies have been at the free throw line this season, we expect them to close this game out at the charity stripe and come away with a much-needed win and cover.
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