|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 16 February 2009 07:15|
College basketball betting fans have long anticipated this matchup between the Pitt Panthers and UConn Huskies in one the top college basketball games all year. The Pitt Panthers had an overall college basketball betting record of 23-2 straight up and 12-6-1 against the college basketball spread.
The Panthers have had the hot hand as of late as they went on a great college basketball betting run from January 19 through February 14 in which they got the cash in 6 out of 7 games. On February 14 the Panthers defeated Cincinnati 85-69 as 15.5-point home chalks for their fourth consecutive win and cover.
Pitt has demonstrated good college basketball betting balance as they ranked 27th overall on offense while ranking 43rd overall on defense. Sam Young has had a significant impact on Pitt’s college basketball betting fortunes as he led the Panthers in scoring with an average of 17.9 points per game.
Levance Fields has quarterbacked the offense and led the team in assists with 7.7 per game. DeJuan Blair was the leading rebounder with an average of 12.3 per game. The Connecticut Huskies have climbed to the top if the Big East standings by also demonstrating solid college basketball betting balance.
UConn ranked 42nd overall on offense but was ranked just 26th overall on defense. UConn is one of the best shooting teams in college basketball as they ranked 21st in field goal percentage.
Despite their record of 24-1 straight up, however, the Huskies have not demonstrated good college basketball betting value as they were just 10-9 against the spread. UConn has been an even worse college basketball betting value at home as they were just 2-6 against the spread.
Much of the problem is due to UConn’s excellent college basketball betting reputation with the public that still remembers their national championship team from a few seasons ago.
Since UConn is consistently in the March Madness hunt they have a lot of “street cred” and public money flowing their way, thus depriving them of college basketball betting board value.
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