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UConn and Miami Clash in Final Four 2023, Latest CashBet Odds and Prediction

Connecticut Huskies vs. Miami Hurricanes Final Four Odds and Predictions at CashBet Sportsbook

Previously, the UConn Huskies were a perennial Final Four contender.  Connecticut made the Final Four five times from 1999 through 2014.  Also, the Huskies won the national championship as recently as 2011 and 2014.  After that last March Madness betting championship, the Huskies suffered through several years of being off the radar.  But the hiring of Dan Hurley saved the program.  To illuminate, Hurley has restored the Huskies to national power.  Now UConn is in the Final Four to face the Miami-FL Hurricanes.  The winner will play for the national championship on Monday, April 3.

Connecticut Huskies vs. Miami Hurricanes Information

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
Time: 8:49 p.m. ET
Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
TV Coverage: CBS

Connecticut Huskies vs. Miami Hurricanes Betting Odds

Huskies -5½ ( -110 ) 149½ ( -110 ) -255
Hurricanes +5½ ( -110 ) 149½ ( -110 ) +205
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UConn vs. Miami CashBet Wagering Analysis

On the whole, Connecticut is the better-known online sportsbook college basketball brand.  And the casual sector wasted no time betting the Huskies up to favored status.  Meanwhile, Miami is preferred by the Wise Guys.  The Hurricanes have made the Final Four as the masses ignored them.

Miami Makes its First Final Four  

Miami beat the Houston Cougars 89-75 as 8-point favorites in the 2023 March Madness betting Sweet Sixteen.  And then, in the Elite Eight, the Hurricanes took out the Texas Longhorns 88-81 as 3.5-point dogs.  Miami got the money in its last four games.  Also, the Hurricanes went over the total in four of their previous five outings.  Isaiah Wong leads Miami with 16.2 points per game.  At the same time, Norchad Omier adds 10.1 rebounds per contest.

Overall, the Miami Hurricanes are 24-6 straight up, 18-12 against the spread, and 13-16 over/under the total.  Miami has national rankings of 24th for scoring offense, 18th for field goal percentage, 42nd for 3-point field goal percentage, 12th for free throw percentage, and 154th for offensive rebounding.

Meanwhile, on defense, Miami has national rankings of 233rd for scoring defense, 258th for field goal percentage permitted, 124th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 60th for defensive rebounding.

UConn Returns to National Prominence and Glory

Last week, UConn defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Sweet Sixteen 88-65 as 3.5-point favorites.  And then the Huskies wiped out the Gonzaga Bulldogs 82-54 as 2.5-point favorites in the Elite Eight.  UConn has covered nine of its last ten games.  The Huskies went under the bet on NCAA basketball total in six of their previous eight games.  Adama Sanogo leads UConn with 17.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.  

The Connecticut Huskies are 24-7 straight up, 20-10-1 against the spread, and 18-13 over/under the total.  Overall, 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.

To summarize, on defense, 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.

Namely, Jordan Hawkins scored 20 points, and UConn overwhelmed its fourth straight NCAA Tournament opponent.  The Huskies earned their first trip to the Final Four in nine years with an 82-54 blowout of Gonzaga on Saturday night.  The Huskies are in their first extended March Madness run since winning the 2014 national championship.  Most important of all, UConn is playing its best basketball in what had been an up-and-down season.

UConn controlled the usually efficient Bulldogs at both ends in the West Region final.  Correlate, the Huskies built a 23-point lead early in the second half to waltz right into the final section of the bracket.

The Zags shot 33% from the field.  Including 7-29 in the second half.  And they went 2-20 from 3 to stumble in their bid for a third Final Four since 2017.  Alex Karaban scored 12 points, and Adama Sanogo had 10 points and ten rebounds for UConn.

UConn vs. Miami CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, Miami is a proven and dangerous 2023 March Madness Betting underdog.  The U can stay within the number, at the least.

UConn vs. Miami CashBet Best Bet

Miami Hurricanes


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