Looking to win big? The Wildcats and Huskies face off at 7:45 ET on truT. The Huskies are hosting the game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 135.5 points, with Connecticut being favored by -14.5 over Northwestern.


The Pick: Northwestern Wildcats +14.5

This game will be played at Barclays Center at 7:45 ET on Sunday, March 24th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Huskies.
  • Even though we have Connecticut winning straight-up, we like Northwestern at +14.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will Northwestern Shock Everyone at Barclays Center?

Today, Northwestern comes into the game against Connecticut with a record of 22-11. On the road, Northwestern is 5-8, while at home they are 17-4. Northwestern has a winning record against the spread at 18-14-2. In their most recent five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

In 33 games, Northwestern comes in with an over/under mark of 19-15-0, with their games averaging 142.3 points per game. When analyzing the Wildcats’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 139 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

The Wildcats’ offense finished with 77 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 73.7 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Wildcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 142nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 32nd in percentage and 96th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 90th in the country, permitting 68.9 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.0 threes per game vs. Connecticut. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 36.5%.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Connecticut?

As they prepare for their 36th game of the year, the Huskies have compiled a 32-3 record. On the road, they are 10-3, while they remain undefeated at home, boasting a 23-0 record. Coming into today’s game, Connecticut has a 22-13-1 record against the spread. This season, they have gone 8-4-1 on the road vs. the spread and 14-9 at home.

In 35 games, Connecticut comes in with an over/under mark of 18-18-0, with their games averaging 146.9 points per game. The Huskies’ last five games have finished with a combined 147 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

Connecticut’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 91 points vs. Stetson. Overall, they hit 52.9% of their shots from the field and went 8/10 from the free-throw line. In terms of offense, the Huskies have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, putting them 28th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 59th in percentage and 51st in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Connecticut defense is giving up an average of 64.8 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Connecticut defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Stetson knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 52 points.