The UConn Huskies (2-1) face off against the Buffalo Bulls (2-1) in the Charleston Classic at TD Arena. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 21, 2019, and will air on ESPNU.
Buffalo Bulls vs. UConn Huskies Free Prediction
In the Bulls’ last outing, they beat the Harvard Crimson, 88-76. Buffalo made 13 of their 26 three pointers (50.0 percent), while Harvard was 6-23 (26.1 percent). Buffalo rallied around Ronaldo Segu, who was the top scorer from either team with 21 points on 6-for-7 shooting.
The Huskies won a close one over the No. 15 Florida Gators in their last outing, 62-59. The Huskies had a much better turnover percentage (11.6 vs. 17.6) and had a better free throw rate (0.271 vs. 0.182). Christian Vital was the game’s high scorer with 15 points on 4-for-9 shooting from the field.
UConn might struggle to score as they square off against one of the NCAA’s best defenses. Buffalo ranks 34th in defensive efficiency, while the Huskies rank 141st in offensive efficiency since the 2018-19 season. Additionally, the Bulls, who rank 49th in offensive rebounding percentage (32.8 percent), will square off against the Huskies, who rank 269th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.7 percent).
Buffalo Bulls vs. UConn Huskies Free Pick
College Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – UConn
Buffalo ranks eighth in three pointers attempted per game (28.6) while UConn ranks 166th (22.3).