The Razorbacks are one win away from the Elite Eight, but it isn’t too late to make money on their March Madness run.
Oddsmakers anticipate Arkansas vs. UConn to be one of the more competitive games of the Sweet 16 matchups, setting the Huskies at -4.5 favorites over the Razorbacks.
There’s still betting value to be had on Arkansas even after upsetting Kansas this past weekend. I’ll get to explaining that shortly, but first, you might want to learn how you can use the new-user offer at BetMGM Sportsbook on this game.
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Now let’s figure out how you could use that offer on Arkansas vs. UConn.
Arkansas vs UConn Prediction
The Razorbacks had an ugly stretch to end the regular season, losing four of their last five, but that seems to be behind them as they enter a Sweet 16 matchup against UConn on Thursday.
Arkansas will have to face a Huskies team that has had NO trouble through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, dispatching both of its opponents by 15 points or more.
This Huskies team seems to have it all, from a dominating post presence in Adama Sanogo to shooting threats from deep in Jordan Hawkins, Tristen Newton, Alex Karaban and Joey Calcaterra.
The clearest path to victory for Arkansas is slowing down the Huskies with their long and athletic defense.
The Razorbacks are one of the steadiest defensive teams in the country, ranked 28th in defensive efficiency, 24th in opponent effective field goal percentage, 23rd in opponent 3-point percentage and a top-100 team in total rebounds per game.
St. Mary’s is ranked worse than Arkansas across the board defensively and the Huskies STILL needed a late barrage of 3-pointers to reach 70 points.
Arkansas also isn’t the best offensive team in the tournament (even though five of its players average over 11 points per game) as the team is ranked outside the top 125 teams in the nation in most offensive categories.
A total number of 139.5 is just too high for a game that features two strong defensive units. Take the under 139.5 and bank on at least one of these teams to have a tough time cracking 65 points.
Pick: Under 139.5
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