UConn vs Kansas March Madness R32 Betting LineJosh Bailey
The number 9 seeded Connecticut Huskies turned it around in the second half against Colorado to roll to a 74 to 67 win. Connecticut marches on to the Round of 32 to battle 1 seed Kansas. The Jayhawks put a 105 to 79 beating onto Austin Peay. The game takes place in Des Moines, Iowa on March 19.
Analyzing The No. 9 Connecticut Huskies vs No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks March Madness Betting Line
Connecticut has gone 5 and 0 ATS in their last 5 games. The Huskies are 17-13-1 overall ATS on the season. Kansas has gone 4 and 2 ATS in their last 6 games. The Jayhawks are 21 and 11 overall ATS this season. Kansas is the hottest team in the nation. The Jayhawks have won 15 straight games. UConn might be the second hottest team in the nation. The Huskies have won 5 in a row.
Bet The No. 9 seeded Connecticut Huskies Because…
The Huskies turned it on in the second half when they needed to. At halftime, Connecticut was down 26 to 37 to Colorado at halftime. In the second half, UConn dominated the Buffaloes 47 to 31. Connecticut ended up winning 74 to 67. If UConn begins the game against Kansas with the same sort of defensive pressure that they showed in the second half against Colorado, the Huskies might be able to pull off the upset over the Jayhawks.
Bet The No. 1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks Because…
Kansas has an awesome offense and an awesome defense. On offense, the Jayhawks average over 82 points per game off of 49.7% shooting from the field. Kansas shoots 42.5% from the three-point line. The Jayhawks allow 68 points per game. Opponents shoot 39% from the field and 32% from three against Kansas. When you have the best offense and the best defense, it becomes very difficult for other teams to beat you.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Connecticut is a very good team. Usually, I’d be all over UConn in a game like this, but Kansas looks special. It’s going to take a team with incredible guards, perhaps Maryland if they can make it to the Sweet 16, to beat Kansas.
You have to have guards that can stop Kansas’s deadly three-point shooters from getting into a groove. Almost as important is the ability to go tit-for-tat with the Jayhawks’ three-point shooters. It’s hard to see who on Connecticut’s side has the ability to do that.
Connecticut beat Colorado but the Huskies shot only 39.7% from the field. They shot only 35.3% from three. Those percentages won’t cut it versus a team like Kansas.