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Arkansas vs Connecticut Pick & Preview: Thursday, March 23rd Betting Odds
Razorbacks vs Huskies Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Arkansas Razorbacks at Connecticut Huskies
- Where: Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena
- Date: Thursday, March 23rd
- Betting Odds: Arkansas +4, ARK +162 | UCONN -201 O/U 139.5
The Arkansas Razorbacks head into today’s game in what will be their 34th game of the season, posting a record of 20-13. On the road, the Razorbacks will be playing their 14th game of the season, having gone 5-9. So far, the Razorbacks have been the underdog 11 times, going 3-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
Arkansas’ leading scorer this season is Ricky Council IV, who is averaging 15.91 points per contest. So far, IV has accounted for 21.38% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.36 rebounds per game and 2.27 assists. Anthony Black is the second leading scorer for the Razorbacks, averaging 12.85 points per game. Between him and Black, they are accounting for 38.6% of the team’s scoring.
Arkansas comes into today’s matchup vs Connecticut, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.9 points per game. Through 33 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Razorbacks have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 306th in possessions per game.
The Connecticut Huskies head into today’s game in what will be their 34th game of the season, posting a record of 25-8. Currently, the Huskies have been the home team 19 times, sitting with a record of 17-2. The Huskies’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Connecticut has been favored to win in 33 games, sitting with a mark of 26-7.
Adama Sanogo comes into today’s game as the Huskies’ leading scorer at 16.76 points per contest. Not only has Sanogo been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Connecticut’s top rebounder at 7.27 boards per contest. Behind Sanogo, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jordan Hawkins, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.13 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.5% of his shots and is adding 3.9 boards per game.
On offense, Connecticut is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 33 games, they have only hit 35.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.16% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Connecticut Huskies -4
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Connecticut Huskies to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4 point betting favorites. Although Connecticut as a team is just 257th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Razorbacks’ defense. At -4 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Huskies to come out on top and cover.