Arkansas vs UConn: Betting preview, best bets & Game info for Sweet 16 matchup

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Arkansas guard Nick Smith Jr. loses control of the ball as he drives past Kansas guard Dajuan Harris Jr., left, in the first half of a second-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Arkansas vs UConn: Betting preview, predictions & Game info for Sweet 16 matchup

The Sweet 16 is here. March Madness has been nothing short of thrilling so far and Thursday will see the #8-seeded Arkansas looking to continue their impressive run by beating the #4-seeded UConn Huskies. Who will advance to the Elite Eight?

Arkansas vs UConn Huskies Game Info

Who: Arkansas vs UConn
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, Las Vegas
When: Thursday March 23rd, 7:15PM EST
How to watch: TBS

Arkansas vs UConn betting info

  • Spread: Arkansas +4 | UConn -4 (-115)
  • Moneyline: Arkansas +170 | UConn -200
  • Over/Under: 140 (-115)
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Arkansas vs UConn game preview

Arkansas has been one of the most impressive teams in the tournament up to this point and that shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. They’re in the Sweet 16 for the third year in a row on the back of a huge win over the #1-seeded Kansas.

The Huskies are no slouches and have dismantled both of their opponents so far. Jordan Hawkins has been a key cog in UConn’s offensive machine, raining down threes at an alarming rate. His 12 points helped UConn pull away in what was previously a tight affair against Saint Mary’s, and they’ll be looking for more of the same from him tonight.

But speaking of breakouts, it was Davonte Davis of the Razorbacks who lit up Kansas with a 25-point game on Saturday. What was even more impressive about the upset was that it came without a single point from their star guard, Nick Smith Jr. If he can get hot against UConn, this could be a very intense affair.

It is worth noting that these teams have clashed 5 times before, with the Huskies maintaining an impressive 4-1 record.

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Arkansas vs UConn prediction

UConn hasn’t had any real adversity this tournament, while Arkansas has grinded out a huge win over Kansas and did so without its star player scoring a single point. I like the grit of the Razorbacks to come into play here against a UConn team that has been coasting for the most part.

Betting pick: Arkansas +4.

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