Free NCAA Hoops Pick: #15 UConn Huskies vs. West Virginia Mountaineers CBB Odds
Looking for UConn Huskies vs. West Virginia Mountaineers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Huskies taking on the Mountaineers on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W. VA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA basketball predictions like this Huskies Mountaineers matchup.
2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(8-1) UConn Huskies vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (7-1)
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: WVU Coliseum
CBB Moneyline Odds: Huskies +105 / Mountaineers -115
CBB Betting ATS Odds: UConn +1 / West Virginia -1 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 138.5
The Big East – Big 12 Classic continues as UConn and West Virginia meet again! I still find it odd to this day calling West Virginia anything but a Big East program and it has been how long since they left? 2011? I know, time flies! Hell, I remember when West Virginia was an Atlantic-10 program for goodness sake!
The Mountaineers have been under the tutelage of Bob Huggins for 15 years now and he was with this program back when they were still a Big East squad, obviously. (And I still enjoy a good Pitt / W. VA game to brighten the mood, baby!)
West Virginia is carrying a modest 4-game win streak into this home affair on Wednesday night, and UConn has always seemed to have the Mountaineers number. These two programs have met 22 times and the Huskies have taken wins in 16 of those contests.
The Huskies have won their last 3 games since picking up their first loss of the season against Michigan State back on November 25. At 8 – 1 overall, you can see this 15th ranked program in the nation take on the Mountaineers by tuning into ESPN2 on this hump day evening in Morgantown.
Just a 4-point loss to Michigan State! Hey, if there is nothing to be ashamed about it is picking up your only loss against the current 19th ranked team in the land. Despite that loss to Sparty, the Huskies find themselves up to the 15th spot in the country.
Keep in mind, UConn was ranked 22nd when they faced Michigan State and even with losing that game you see the 3-game win streak has bolstered them back up to the 15th spot in the AP Top-25.
Listen, I went to UConn and then went on to Montana State so I know and follow this program pretty closely. Man, that Battle 4 Atlantis moment really had me upset when Isaiah Whaley all of sudden fainted and my heart stopped too. Hey, he is my people, and that was just tough on all of us Huskies out there for a moment.
Luckily, he has gotten back to the court and is helping the team win again but he is obviously not the star of this team. His senior leadership is great but we know that there is another senior wearing the #2 jersey that is pretty damn good!
Hi, his name is R.J Cole and my man can simply take over a game if he so chooses to do so. Getting to the line? All right, let’s play the over 90% game, baby! Do you need some quality minutes? How about well over 31 minutes a night for 4 years now?
Adama Sanogo was a freshman last year putting up about 7 points or so a night, but the Mali native worked on his game and now you see it paying off. Now, Mr. Sanogo is putting in 27 minutes a game and averaging just under 16 points a night, thank you very much! That 6-9 frame with about 240 pounds of man will be seen often under the glass and he loved to be fed the rock now!
Oh, man, I could go on if you like. I think it will be tough for him to sit out tonight but he will be back in about a week or so from what I am hearing.
It also sucks that Tyrese Martin isn’t going to be on the court tonight, and that takes out 2 of our top-3 scorers! No good!
Hawk and Gaff will have to produce a little more than they usually do tonight if UConn plans on taking a win here in Morgantown.
West Virginia Mountaineers
Huggy Bear just knows how to get the most out of his guys and he has been doing this for so long now. Some people question his motivational tactics and harsh approach sometimes, but he is still an icon in this sport and he expects a lot from his players.
Not that every coach isn’t all about getting the most out of his dudes but Huggins will always have his teams in the dance when the regular season ends.
Taz Sherman is having quite a senior season and I think we all expected him to improve his numbers from his junior campaign. Oh, he has done that and then some as you see those 21 points a night from 33 minutes on the floor per game has his confidence up in 2021.
Sherman had a career night putting up 28 points recently against Eastern Kentucky and he almost did again last time out. In the recent win over Radford, Sherman tucked in 27 points with 4 boards and 4 steals to lead the way in the 67 – 51 win.
It looks like West Virginia will also be without their second-leading scorer as Sean McNeil is dealing with a lower back injury. He is not listed as out, but his status is likely a game-time decision depending on how he feels during the day and into pregame.
Huggy doesn’t mind that because this team is deeper than an ocean with players who can contribute to this team every night.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Mountaineers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games.
- The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
- Under is 5-1 in Huskies last 6 road games.
- Under is 4-1 in Huskies’ last 5 Wednesday games.
Free UConn Huskies vs. West Virginia Mountaineers NCAAB Betting Prediction:
Yup, I am a Husky but I am also a realist and a capper. Damnit, I have to do it because West Virginia is deeper than we are and we are missing two big pieces of the puzzle tonight. Regrettably, I have to do it…
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Mountaineers -1
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