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West Virginia at Connecticut NCAA Odds

Written by:
Payton
Published on:
Feb/22/2010

West Virginia at Connecticut
Monday, 7:00 pm Eastern - ESPN

Connecticut is still on the outside of the NCAA Tournament looking in, but there is still some hope as the Huskies have won two straight college basketball betting games, beating #3 Villanova last Monday and winning 76-58 against Rutgers on Saturday.  There are four games left for the Huskies and they may need to win them all to make the tournament.  A win on Monday against West Virginia would be a major step.

West Virginia is 3 point favorite at SBG Global with total of 134.5.

The Huskies are 6-8 in the Big East standings and it may take a winning conference record to get into the NCAA tournament. "Two road wins, that's big for us," Kemba Walker said. "We're desperate, to be real with you. We have to win. We just want to win. At this point, we've got to win." Jerome Dyson led the Huskies with 20 points. Walker had 16 points while Gavin Edwards and Stanley Robinson each had 11 points.

Connecticut has won two straight for the first time since late January. "That's a very good win for us," head coach Jim Calhoun said. "Obviously, any win is a good win for us. But to get back after not being able to win a road game, and then to come back and win back-to-back games, we couldn't be happier."

The Huskies will have to handle a West Virginia team that is ranked in the Top 10.  They beat Seton Hall 75-63 on Saturday but nearly blew a 19-point lead.  West Virginia is now 10-4 in the Big East but head coach Bob Huggins was not happy the team nearly gave the game away. "It just continues to rear its ugly head," Huggins said.

West Virginia is 5-7 against the spread on the road this college basketball betting season while the Huskies are just 5-9 ATS at home. The Mountaineers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings against Connecticut.  The Huskies have won eight of the last ten outright against the Mountaineers.  Last year the Huskies won 61-55 at West Virginia.

Four of the last five West Virginia games have gone over the total. Eight of their last eleven road games have gone over. Four of the last five Connecticut games have gone under.  In this series, four of the last five have gone over the total.

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