Sacred Heart Pioneers vs. UConn Huskies Betting Prediction 11/08/19

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The UConn Huskies will begin their season on their home court when they take on the Sacred Heart Pioneers (0-1) at XL Center. The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Sacred Heart Pioneers at UConn Huskies Betting Odds

The Pioneers lost big to the Providence Friars in their last outing, 106-60. E.J. Anosike put together a good performance for Sacred Heart, leading both teams in scoring with 20 points on 5-for-12 shooting. Providence had a much better turnover percentage (8.8 vs. 21.6). Sacred Heart, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.271 vs. 0.158).

UConn failed to reach the tournament following a 14-15 regular season campaign last season.

The aggressive Sacred Heart offense might be getting to the foul line a lot in this matchup. The Pioneers rank 20th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.283, while UConn ranks 329th in FTA rate allowed (0.287) dating back to the 2018-19 season.

Sacred Heart Pioneers vs. UConn Huskies Betting Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – UConn, ATS Winner – UConn, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • UConn ranks 17th in three pointers allowed per game (18.8) while Sacred Heart ranks 248th (24.2).
  • The Huskies rank 141st in steals allowed per game (6.2) while the Pioneers rank 239th (7.2).
  • UConn ranks 156th in assists allowed per game (13.0) while Sacred Heart ranks 254th (14.7).
  • The Huskies average 4.4 blocks per game, which ranks 44th in the nation. The Pioneers rank 214th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
  • Sacred Heart ranks 38th in rebounds per game (38.4) while UConn ranks 160th (35.5).