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Wildcats vs Huskies Elite 8 Odds Battle

With a berth in the Final Four on the line, the Arizona Wildcats take on the Connecticut Huskies Saturday in an Elite 8 matchup, trying to win again as a Madness underdog.

The Wildcats pulled off a shocking 93-77 rout of Duke in the Sweet 16 as a 9.5-point underdog behind 32 points and 13 rebounds from Derrick Williams. The Huskies leaned on a 36-point effort from Kemba Walker to advance past San Diego State 74-67 as a 2-point underdog.

The Huskies are  2-point favorite versus the Wildcats.

View Arizona vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Huskies in this one, they're listed as 2-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Huskies, most recently No. 13 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 59 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-79 victory for the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Connecticut's No. 11-rated squad against Arizona's No. 193-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Connecticut rates No. 195 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 34 nationally with 7.9 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arizona owns the country's No. 191-rated mark, allowing 71.1 points per game on the highway. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 87 in scoring at home.

Arizona won its last outing, a 93-77 result against Duke on March 24. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. Derrick Williams went off for 32 points and added 13 rebounds for good measure, leading Arizona to a 93-77 win over Duke on Thursday at Honda Center.

Connecticut was a 74-67 winner in their most recent outing against San Diego State. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs.

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Duke are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 8-2


A few Wildcats at Huskies trends to consider:
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

 

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