A Sweet 16 matchup in the West Region of the 2023 NCAA Tournament features the No. 4 seed UConn Huskies and the No. 8 seed Arkansas Razorbacks colliding. The Huskies have knocked out the No. 13 seed Iona Gaels and the No. 5 seed Saint Mary’s Gaels thus far. Meanwhile, the Razorbacks outmatched the No. 9 seed Illinois Fighting Illini and No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks to play in this contest.
Tipoff from Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is set for 7:15 p.m. ET on CBS. The Huskies are 4-point favorites in the latest Arkansas vs. UConn odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 140. Before locking in any UConn vs. Arkansas picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters the Sweet 16 round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament 83-54 on all-top rated college basketball picks this season, returning more than $1,500 for $100 players. It also went 4-1 on top-rated picks during the first week of March Madness. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Arkansas vs. UConn and revealed its coveted picks and predictions for the NCAA Tournament 2023. You can head to SportsLine to see the picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for UConn vs. Arkansas:
- Arkansas vs. UConn: Huskies -4
- Arkansas vs. UConn over/under: 140 points
- Arkansas vs. UConn money line: Huskies -195, Razorbacks +162
- ARK: The Razorbacks are 6-1 ATS in their last seven neutral site games
- CONN: The Huskies are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall
- Arkansas vs. UConn picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why UConn can cover
Sophomore guard Jordan Hawkins is an agile, floor-spacing scoring threat on the outside. Hawkins can score off the dribble with ease and has excellent shooting range from 3-point land. The Maryland native is averaging 15.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and shoots 37% from downtown. He has knocked down at least three 3-pointers in four of his last five outings. On Sunday against Saint Mary’s, Hawkins finished with 12 points and four threes, all coming in the second half.
Freshman forward Alex Karaban brings exceptional perimeter shooting onto the court for the Huskies. Karaban is a smooth catch-and-shoot option due to his constant movement and quick release. The Massachusetts native logs 9.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and makes 41% of his attempts from beyond the arc. On March 4 versus Villanova, Karaban put up 16 points, sox rebounds, four assists and three blocks.
Why Arkansas can cover
Junior guard Ricky Council IV is an assertive, downhill scorer for the Razorbacks. Council IV thrives in transition and finishes in the lane with dunks and acrobatic layups. The North Carolina native logs 16.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals per contest. In the first-round win over Illinois, Council IV finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Freshman guard Anthony Black, who is expected to play through a back injury, has the skill set to impact the game in a multitude of ways. Black is able to break down the defense due to his ball handles and willingness to get teammates involved. The Texas native averages 12.6 points, 5.1 rebound, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game. On March 9 against Auburn, he racked up 19 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals.
How to make Arkansas vs. UConn picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 144 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits over 60% of the time. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins UConn vs. Arkansas? And which side of the spread hits over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.