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UConn and Arkansas Meet in Sweet Sixteen Betting Matchup

Connecticut Huskies vs. Arkansas Razorbacks March Madness Betting Odds

It is true that the Arkansas Razorbacks were coming off a disappointing March Madness betting campaign.  Head coach Eric Musselman has spent most of the campaign exasperated at his team’s inconsistency.  At the onset, Arkansas was hot in the preseason future market.  But the Razorbacks failed to deliver on those high expectations.  But in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, Arkansas did much to redeem itself.  First came an impressive win over the Illinois Fighting Illini.  Next came an epic payout against the defending national champion Kansas Jayhawks.

Connecticut Huskies vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Information

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time: 7:15 p.m. ET
Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Coverage: TBS

Connecticut Huskies vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Odds

Connecticut -3½ ( -110 ) 139½ ( -110 ) -180
Arkansas +3½ ( -110 ) 139½ ( -110 ) +150
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Connecticut vs. Arkansas CashBet Wagering Analysis

On the whole, top online sportsbook will split evenly between these teams.  Neither is a recent power brand.  And both teams are upstarts not expected to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

UConn Huskies Have Gamblers Howling

Late on, Connecticut covered eight of its previous ten 2023 March Madness Betting matchups.  Also, the Huskies went under the total in five of their most recent six outings.  UConn scored wins over Iona and Saint Mary’s in the opening weekend.  Namely, Adama Sanogo leads UConn with 17.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.

Overall, the Connecticut Huskies are 24-7 straight up, 20-10-1 against the spread, and 18-13 over/under the total.  UConn has national rankings of 29th for scoring offense, 105th for field goal percentage, 105th for 3-point field goal percentage, 40th for free throw percentage, and 12th for offensive rebounding.

While defensively, UConn has national rankings of 43rd for scoring defense, 33rd for field goal percentage permitted, 14th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 6th for defensive rebounding.

Arkansas Pigs Out on Upset Wins  

Arkansas has covered the spread in three of its last four games.  Also, the Razorbacks went under the bet on NCAA basketball total in four of their previous six outings.  Ricky Council IV leads Arkansas with 16.1 points per game.

To summarize, The Arkansas Razorbacks are 19-12 straight up, 15-15-1 against the spread, and 13-17 over/under the total.  Arkansas has national rankings of 110th for scoring offense, 33rd for field goal percentage, 301st for 3-point field goal percentage, 285th for free throw percentage, and 134th for offensive rebounding.

Overall, defensively, Arkansas has national rankings of 97th for scoring defense, 64th for field goal percentage permitted, 35th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 87th for defensive rebounding.

Last weekend Kansas saw its national title defense end in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.  Arkansas’ Ricky Council IV made five free throws in the closing seconds.  Hence the eighth-seeded Razorbacks beat the No. 1 seed Jayhawks 72-71.  Arkansas was playing a No. 1 seed for the third straight year.  Last year, the Razorbacks knocked out Gonzaga on the way to their second straight Elite Eight.  This time, the Razorbacks survived shaky offensive play early and foul trouble late.

Namely, Davonte Davis scored 25 points, and Council added 21 as Arkansas rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit.  In turn, Kansas was playing without ailing coach Bill Self.  KU became the second top seed not to escape the tournament’s first weekend after Purdue lost on Friday night to No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson.  Correlate that Arkansas is in the Sweet 16 for the third straight year.

Kansas was bidding to become the first repeat national champion since Florida in 2006-07.  And then KU was ahead 35-27 at halftime.  However, the Jayhawks lost for the first time in 27 games when entering the second half with a lead.

Davis scored 21 of his points in the second half.  He fouled out with 1:56 left, turning things over to the veteran Council.  Subsequently, the transfer from Wichita State scored nine of the Razorbacks’ final 11 points.

Connecticut vs. Arkansas CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, Arkansas is a dangerous and capable 2023 March Madness betting underdog.

Connecticut vs. Arkansas CashBet Best Bet

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