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Northwestern vs UConn Second Round Betting Stats

Northwestern posted a win over then-top-ranked Purdue in December. Can the Wildcats do it again when facing the defending national champion UConn Huskies with a spot in the Sweet 16 on the line? The NCAAB odds list UConn as a double-digit favorite for the second consecutive NCAA tournament game and that hasn’t happened since the 2008 and 2009 tournaments.

Northwestern needed overtime to top the 2023 Final Four team Florida Atlantic while UConn led by as many as 39 points in its first-round win over Stetson.

Northwestern vs UConn Second Round Betting Stats
Cam Spencer #12 Talks With Alex Karaban #11 And Hassan Diarra #10 Of The Connecticut Huskies / Sarah Stier / Getty Images North America / Getty Images Via Afp

This will be the first meeting between the Wildcats and the Huskies. UConn topped Indiana 77-57 in its only game this season against a Big Ten team. Northwestern topped DePaul 56-46 in its only matchup versus a Big East program.

UConn is listed as a 14 1/2-point favorite on Sunday according to the NCAAB expert picks.

UConn leads the way at +240 in the odds to win March Madness. Northwestern is well back at +15000 in the championship odds.

Keep on reading for more on the matchup between Northwestern and UConn with a spot in the East Region semifinals on the line.

 

Game Information

  • Game: Northwestern 22-11 vs UConn 32-3
  • Date/Time: Sunday, March 24, 7:45 p.m. ET
  • Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Northwestern vs UConn Live Stream: TBS.com

 

UConn has won 22 of its last 26 games played at neutral sites with the Huskies covering in 20 of those matchups. Northwestern has split its last 14 games at neutral sites and went 8-6 against the spread in those games.

 

The Huskies are priced at -1300 to win the game outright with Northwestern at +800 on the moneyline.

Northwestern vs UConn Odds and Spreads

 

 

 

  • UConn is 32-2 as a favorite this season.
  • Northwestern is 6-8 as the underdog.
  • UConn has covered seven of its eight games at neutral sites.
  • The total has gone under in five of UConn’s last six games.
  • The Huskies are 7-1 against the Las Vegas odds over its last eight games.
  • UConn is 10-2 ATS in the last 12 games as the favorite.
  • Four of the five games Northwestern has played at neutral sites went under the total.
  • Northwestern is 7-2 ATS over the last nine games.

ATS Pick: Northwestern +14½ (-110)

UConn should be able to make it eight straight NCAA tournament victories. However, Northwestern beat top-ranked Purdue in December and also topped a ranked Illinois team in overtime in January so the Wildcats might be able to hang around against the defending national champions.

UConn has won its last 11 games played in March while Northwestern is 7-1 against the spread in its last eight games as the underdog.

Ty Berry, Northwestern’s fourth-leading scorer, and starting post player Matthew Nicholson are both out.

 

 

Over/Under Pick: Under 136 (-110)

UConn has held its last two opponents under 60 points while Northwestern’s March Madness opener didn’t hit the 120-point mark until overtime so keep that in mind when looking at the best college basketball bets today.

Six of Northwestern’s last 10 games went under the total and this game could be headed in that direction.

 

 

Player Prop Pick: UConn’s Cam Spencer 14+ Points (-120)

After missing all four of his 3-point attempts in the Big East title game victory against Marquette, the sweet-shooting Spencer was 3-for-7 from 3-point range in the win against Stetson.

The Rutgers transfer had 23 points and six 3-pointers the last time he played Northwestern so he should be a popular prop pick in this matchup.

 

 

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Score Prediction

UConn 71, Northwestern 62

 

 

Questions of the Day

Which team has a better record against the spread going into the matchup between Northwestern and UConn?


UConn leads the Big East with a 23-12 record against the college basketball spread while Northwestern is 18-13-2 ATS.

What is a player prop worth considering for the Northwestern Wildcats?


Ryan Langborn averaged 18.7 points in the three 2023 March Madness games when he played at Princeton so keep an eye on the scoring props for Langborn, the third-leading scorer for Northwestern.

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