Miami vs. UConn 4/1/23 CBB Betting, Odds & Trends
Miami vs. UConn Prediction & Odds
Fifth-seeded Miami and fourth-seeded UConn travel to Houston to face each other in the NCAA Final Four on CBS Saturday night at 8:49 p.m. ET.
Can the Hurricanes cover a 5.5 point spread as neutral site underdogs?
Miami is 29-7 on the year with best wins coming against Houston and Texas. Their worst losses were against Georgia Tech and Florida State. The Hurricanes are 22-14 against the spread this season.
UConn is 29-8 this season, with their best wins coming against Alabama and Gonzaga. Their worst losses were against St. John’s and Seton Hall. The Huskies are 25-11-1 against the spread this year.
Chances of playing and betting
703 Miami Hurricanes (+5.5) vs. 704 UConn Huskies (-5.5); O/U 149.5
8:49 PM ET, Saturday, April 1, 2023
NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Miami vs. UConn general betting information
We General CBB betting information The page shows that people support the Huskies in this matchup. Our public betting data shows that 64% of public bets on UConn are -5.5. Note that these numbers are subject to change and may vary upon notification, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date general betting data.
Miami game notes
Miami Guardian Niall Peck Has led the Hurricanes in scoring in the NCAA tournament. Peck is averaging 18.5 points per game and is shooting an efficient 51% from the field in the Canes’ four tournament games so far.
Over the past few weeks, Miami guard Jordan Miller has also excelled in the NCAA Tournament for the Canes. Miller is averaging 16.5 points per game while making 62.2 percent of his attempts through four tournament games. Pack, Miller, and Isaiah Wong are all shooting over 86 percent from the free throw line during the tournament, and it could start on Saturday.
UConn game notes
UConn’s Jordan Hawkins missed the team’s open practice on Friday with a non-Covid illness described as a stomach bug. Hawkins is UConn’s top guard and best shooter as he averaged 17.3 points per game in the NCAA Tournament while making 51.6 percent of his three-point attempts. Regarding Hawkins’ status, “the belief throughout the program is that he will play Saturday night against Miami,” according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel. But it’s worth monitoring Hawkins’ status until game time.
UConn’s top big man, leading scorer and leading rebounder is the 6’9″ junior forward. Adama Sanogo. The Mali native is averaging 20 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in this year’s NCAA tournament, and his inside presence will likely have a significant impact on the outcome of this game.
Miami vs UConn CBB betting trends
UConn is 20-6 ATS in its last 26 NCAA Tournament games.
UConn is 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a win by more than 20 points.
UConn is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.
UConn is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.
Miami vs. UConn CBB Prediction:
The biggest storyline this weekend will be the health of Huskies guard Jordan Hawkins. Hawkins leads all NCAA Tournament players with 16 three-pointers, and his ability to shoot the ball is key to opening up the floor for UConn big men Adama Sanogo and Donovan Clingan.
Both Clingan and Huskies guard Andre Jackson were confident Jordan Hawkins would be able to play Saturday. If he can play and contribute, I think UConn can lose this game. The Huskies have won their four NCAA tournament games by an average of 20.5 points per game. UConn has climbed to No. 1 in adjusted efficiency margin on KenPom.com, and the eye test bears that out. The Huskies haven’t lost a non-conference game all season and I don’t think they’ll lose their first game on Saturday. I’ll make the points with UConn.
CBB betting predictions: UCONN HUSKIES -5.5