The Arkansas Razorbacks are flying high after a monster win over a No. 1 seed in the second round. Meanwhile, the Connecticut Huskies are also riding a wave of momentum following back-to-back blowout victories in the NCAA tournament.
Read on for more about this Arkansas vs Connecticut matchup in the 2022-23 college basketball season, including the latest odds, pick, and prediction to win this showdown, as brought to you by JefeBet. Also, don’t forget to check out the other NCAAB game previews here to help you make the best betting decisions.
Picks and Predictions for the Arkansas Razorbacks vs Connecticut Huskies NCAA Basketball Championship Sweet Sixteen Game on March 23, 2023
- Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
- When: Thursday, March 23, 2023, (TBA ET)
- March Madness Betting Odds: View NCAAB Odds
Betting on the Arkansas Razorbacks
- Regular Season Record: 22-13
Nothing is going to scare the Razorbacks in March Madness, especially after they defeated a No. 1 seed last Saturday. In the second round, Eric Musselman’s squad eliminated the reigning national champions and No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks via a 72-71 victory. If that did not send a strong message from Arkansas to the rest of the field, then we’re not sure if anything else would.
The duo of Ricky Council IV and Davonte Davis keyed the win for Arkansas, as they combined for 46 points, while Jaren Walsh also stepped up with 10 points off the bench. Arkansas is stacked with talent and shot creators, which is why it’s so tricky to deal with even for teams seeded higher than the Razorbacks.
Betting on the Connecticut Huskies
- Regular Season Record: 27-8
Adama Sanogo put together a fantastic game in the second round to lead UConn to a 70-55 win over the Saint Mary’s Gaels. Sanogo scored 24 points on 11.16 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds with a block in 27 minutes. Sanogo is the best player for the Huskies this season, but that doesn’t mean UConn is so dependent on him.
In fact, in the win over Saint Mary’s, the Huskies played a total of 10 players off the bench, thus allowing Sanogo and the starters fresh. The Huskies’ efficient offense will put Arkansas’ defense to the test. UConn has posted no worse than 56 eFG% in the tournament so far and has hit a total of 21 3-pointers on 47 attempts.
UConn once again uses and trusts its deep bench to keep Sanogo and the other Huskies starters fresh enough to make the big players down the stretch. Taking UConn to win and advance.
Prediction: UConn wins, 73-70.
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