The 24th-ranked UConn Huskies will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday afternoon.
UConn (18-7, 9-5 Big East) is coming off a five-point home victory over the Seton Hall Pirates on Wednesday night, and they’re inside the top 20 nationally in the latest KenPom ratings. The Huskies are led by R.J. Cole, who is averaging 16.2 points, 4.4 assists and 1.3 steals - all of which are team highs.
Xavier (17-8, 7-7 Big East) lost three of their last four games, and they’re coming off a 13-point loss to the St. John’s Red Storm earlier this week. The Musketeers were without Nate Johnson, who is dealing with a knee injury, and he could be ruled out for Saturday’s game as well.
When: Saturday, February 19, 12:00 p.m. ET
Where: Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, CT
Where to live stream online: FOX Live, FOX Sports App
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: UConn -6.5
The Huskies will be out for revenge because they lost to Xavier on the road last week. UConn does not need to travel with their second consecutive home game, and they’re in a good betting spot heading into Saturday’s matchup.
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