The No. 4 seed Connecticut Huskies are set to face off against the No. 5 seed Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes in the Final Four of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. While UConn is a familiar face at the Final Four with their sixth appearance in the tournament, the Hurricanes are looking to make history by reaching the Final Four for the first time in their school’s history. UConn is the favorite in the matchup with a 5.5-point lead over Miami. The over/under for the game is at 149.5 points.
To make predictions for the game, experts are looking at key players from both teams. Junior forward Isaiah Wong has played a significant role for Miami with his ability to score from all three levels, while senior guard Jordan Miller has proven to be an athletic and impactful scoring threat in the backcourt for the Hurricanes. For UConn, junior forward Adama Sanogo has been an anchor in the paint and a strong force on both defense and offense, while sophomore guard Jordan Hawkins is a smooth space-creator on the perimeter who can also shoot from downtown.
Before making any predictions for the game, experts suggest factoring in a critical X-factor for each team. For those looking to bet on the game, it is recommended to look at the college basketball odds and trends, which show the Hurricanes have covered in their last four games while the Huskies have covered in seven of their last eight games following an ATS win. Additionally, experts recommend checking out betting tips and advice from reliable sources like SportsLine’s Matt Severance, who has a 172-109-1 (+2058) record on his college basketball picks and is on a 9-0 run on picks involving the Hurricanes.
All eyes will be on the matchup between the Huskies and the Hurricanes at 8:49 p.m. ET on CBS from NRG Stadium in Houston. With UConn’s experience in the Final Four and Miami’s determination to make history, it is sure to be an exciting game for basketball fans everywhere.