The Connecticut Huskies (2-0) will be at home in XL Center when they go head-to-head against the Boston University Terriers (0-2). Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 19, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN Full Court.
Boston University Terriers at Connecticut Huskies Odds Preview
In the Terriers last game, they fell to the Albany Great Danes, 88-74. Nick Havener put together a good game for Boston University, leading the team in scoring with 19 points on 8-for-10 shooting. Albany did a great job of making free throws (21-29; 72.4 percent). Boston University, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (9.1 vs. 13.8).
The Huskies hope to maintain momentum after topping the Stony Brook Seawolves in their last game, 72-64. Connecticut rallied around Jalen Adams, who was the top scorer from either team with 19 points on 8-for-16 shooting. The Huskies had a much better free throw rate (0.347 vs. 0.121) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.561 vs. 0.491).
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Connecticut should have a significant edge. Dating back to last season, the Huskies defense ranks 26th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.460), while the Boston University offense ranks 147th in effective field goal percentage (0.515).
The Huskies won the lone game against the Terriers last season, 51-49. The Huskies dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.226 and a turnover percentage of 17.1. For those same stats, the Terriers recorded marks of 0.172 and 20.0, respectively.
Boston University Terriers at Connecticut Huskies Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Boston University, ATS Winner – Boston University, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Huskies average 36.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 121st in the NCAA. The Terriers rank 189th in rebounds allowed per game (35.7).
- Boston University ranks 15th in steals per game (8.2) while Connecticut ranks 272nd (4.6).
- The Huskies rank 14th in blocks per game (5.3) while the Terriers rank 225th (2.6).
- Boston University ranks 61st in three pointers attempted per game (24.0) while Connecticut ranks 263rd in three pointers allowed per game (23.5).