Stetson vs UConn Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/22/24

Connecticut (31-3) vs Stetson (21-12)

Game Info: Friday, March 22, 2024 at 2:45 pm (Barclays Center)

Betting Odds: Connecticut -26.5 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Stetson Hatters and UConn Huskies meet Friday in the college basketball NCAA Tournament First Round at the Barclays Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Stetson vs UConn prediction.

Stetson Hatters Betting Preview

The Stetson Hatters are coming off wins over Queens, Jacksonville, and Austin Peay. The Stetson Hatters are averaging 76.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jalen Blackmon is averaging 21.5 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Stephan Swenson is averaging 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. Aubin Gateretse is the third double-digit scorer and Alec Oglesby is dishing 1.3 assists. The Stetson Hatters are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Stetson Hatters are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.

UConn Huskies Betting Preview

The UConn Huskies recently beat Xavier, St. John’s and Marquette. The UConn Huskies are averaging 81.1 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Tristen Newton is averaging 15.2 points and 7 rebounds, while Cam Spencer is averaging 14.5 points and 3.6 assists. Alex Karaban is the third double-digit scorer and Donovan Clingan is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.

Stetson vs UConn prediction

The Stetson Hatters are actually a solid offensive team that's top-100 in offensive field goal percentage and 60th in three point percentage. The problem is Stetson didn't have a tough schedule and beat up on the ASUN. The UConn Huskies are the team to beat in the tournament and the most popular pick to win the title among brackets. We're certainly getting some inflation with this line because of all the hype. However, UConn is as balanced as any team in the country and is 22-12 ATS on the season. UConn has covered 8 of its last 10 games. If there's a team you can trust to cover a big line, it's probably UConn, especially against lesser competition. Give me UConn to produce a blowout first round victory. It would be shocking if UConn doesn’t go through and face Northwestern or FAU in the next round.

Randy’s Pick Connecticut -26.5

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