- The UConn Huskies are 5.5-point favorites against Miami for the Final Four matchup.
- Miami has gone 7-4 SU as an underdog this season, including their last three wins.
- UConn has dominated March Madness, currently sitting on a +90-point differential.
HOUSTON – The Miami Hurricanes have made it to their first Final Four in men’s basketball history and are early underdogs with a 5.5 spread to cover against the UConn Huskies. Miami is in a familiar position, being underdogs at online sportsbooks for the fourth straight game in the tournament.
Miami vs UConn Game Lines
- Moneyline: Miami +200/Connecticut -240
- Spread: Miami +5.5/Connecticut -5.5
- Total: Miami +5.5/Connecticut -5.5
Miami has gone 7-4 SU on the season when playing as the underdog and covered the spread in 81.8% of those games. In order to make it to the national championship game, the Hurricanes are going to have to pull off one more upset, as the Huskies have been one of the best teams in the tourney.
Betting on UConn to Cover and Win
Connecticut has not yet been an underdog in March Madness and will most likely not be an underdog if they make it to the final game of the tournament. They have been so dominant entering the Final Four, that they are already the outright favorite to win it all.
March Madness Futures
- Connecticut -125
- San Diego State +365
- Miami Florida +500
- Florida Atlantic +600
The Huskies have outscored their March Madness opponents by a total of 90 points, including a 28 point win against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Elite Eight. The Hurricanes have had to point up big numbers in order to move in during March Madness, averaging 81.25 PPG in this tournament at this point.
Even if betting on the Hurricanes in Florida, the Huskies are the best bet to cover and to win SU, having an average win margin of 22.5 points in the 2022-23 tournament. Part of this dominance of the point differential by UConn has been possible through their defense.
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UConn has allowed their opponents to average 64.4 PPG this season. In the tournament, the Huskies’ opponents have averaged 59.25 PPG. While Miami has recorded a historic run, UConn’s defense is favored to send the Hurricanes back to Miami.
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