Stetson vs. Connecticut Picks and Predictions – Friday, Mar. 22

Feb 20, 2024; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Connecticut Huskies guard Tristen Newton (2) dribbles against the Creighton Bluejays in the first half at CHI Health Center Omaha.
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We have your Stetson Hatters vs. Connecticut Huskies prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Stetson Hatters hit the road to face the Connecticut Huskies.

The Stetson Hatters (22-12) are set to face the formidable Connecticut Huskies (31-3) in a David vs. Goliath matchup. As Stetson steps into the NCAA Tournament spotlight for the first time, they confront the top-seeded Huskies, who are on a quest to defend their national title.

Stetson Hatters vs. Connecticut Huskies Odds Info

Moneyline: Stetson Hatters +1800 (Ceasars) / Connecticut Huskies -7000 (Ceasars)

Spread: -26.5 – Stetson Hatters -110 (BetRivers) / Connecticut Huskies -110 (Ceasars)

Total: 145.5 – -105 (Barstool) / -115 (Barstool)

Game Info

Date: Friday, Mar. 22

Time: 01:45 PM

Location: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY


Stetson Hatters Betting Trends

  • On the road, Stetson Hatters are 6 and 10 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Stetson Hatters are 16 and 15.
  • Against the spread on the road, Stetson Hatters are 8 and 8.

Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends

  • At home, Connecticut Huskies are 16 and 0 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Connecticut Huskies are 22 and 12.
  • Against the spread at home, Connecticut Huskies are 12 and 8.

Stetson Hatters vs. Connecticut Huskies Predictions

The Stetson Hatters, riding the high of their first NCAA Tournament berth, are up against a historic challenge as they take on the Connecticut Huskies. The Hatters, with a respectable 22-12 record, have shown resilience and the ability to upset, as evidenced by their recent performance in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament. Stetson’s offense, led by the dynamic Jalen Blackmon, will need to be at its sharpest to penetrate UConn’s stout defense.

Connecticut, on the other hand, boasts an impressive 31-3 record and is coming off a dominant Big East Tournament run. The Huskies, led by coach Dan Hurley, have been relentless on both ends of the court. With a balanced attack featuring the likes of Tristen Newton and Donovan Clingan, UConn has the depth and talent to make a deep run in the tournament. Their defense, allowing just 64.0 points per game, will be a significant hurdle for the Hatters to overcome.

This game will likely hinge on the battle of tempos and the performance of star players. Stetson will aim to control the pace and utilize their three-point shooting, which has been a strength all season. UConn, comfortable in high-pressure situations, will look to exploit their experience and depth. The key matchup to watch will be between Stetson’s Blackmon and UConn’s Newton, as both guards have the ability to take over a game. As the Hatters step onto the court at Barclays Center, they’ll be hoping for a historic upset, while the Huskies set their sights on a repeat championship run.

Stetson Hatters vs. Connecticut Huskies Pick

The under is the compelling pick for this matchup, considering the defensive prowess of the Connecticut Huskies and the high-pressure environment of NCAA Tournament play. UConn’s defense, which allows only 64.0 points per game, is likely to stifle Stetson’s scoring efforts. The Huskies have consistently kept their opponents under control, as evidenced by their recent games, with the under hitting in 4 of their last 6 games. Furthermore, Stetson, despite their offensive capabilities, will be facing a defense unlike any they’ve encountered in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Hatters’ reliance on three-point shooting could be their undoing if UConn’s perimeter defense, which has been a cornerstone of their success, manages to disrupt Stetson’s rhythm from beyond the arc. Given these factors, and the tendency for teams to play more conservatively in the high-stakes environment of the tournament, the under seems to be the prudent choice.

The Pick: Under 145.5 -105 (Barstool)