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UConn is Sizzling Against the Spread

As the NCAA Tournament progresses into the Round of 32 on Saturday, a matchup between the Kansas Jayhawks and the University of Connecticut Huskies awaits. The Huskies, who opened as 8-point underdogs at most sportsbooks, have been a phenomenal bet as of late, going 5-0 ATS in their last five.

Shark Bites
  • UConn has won and covered seven straight March Madness games.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of Connecticut's last eight games with a closing total of 139.0 or less.
  • Kansas has had all of their games as favorites in round 2 go UNDER since 2010 (0-4 OU).

No. 9 UConn got past No. 8 Colorado on Thursday after facing a double-digit deficit to triumph 74-67. Connecticut is also a very solid 10-3 ATS in their last 13 as underdogs of eight points or more.

Fresh off a 105-79 walloping over Austin Peay in the first round, Kansas will be looking to continue that momentum. OVER bettors have been loving this team as of late, as Bill Self’s crew are 4-1 O/U in their past five.

Success at the foul line is a big reason for UConn’s achievements thus far. The Huskies were a remarkable 22 of 23 from the charity stripe versus Colorado, and are 79 percent from the line on the season.

Connecticut Huskies vs Kansas Jayhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Connecticut Huskies will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 17-14-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Kansas Jayhawks are 22-11 ATS. Connecticut Huskies are 15-16-1 on betting the total; Kansas Jayhawks are 13-19-1.

This game puts the Kansas Jayhawks, most recently No. 20 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Connecticut Huskies, who rate No. 57 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Connecticut is ranked No. 122 in NCAA basketball at 36.51 per game. Contrast that with Kansas's No. 70 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kansas is the No. 55-ranked team in the country at 8.26 per game, while Connecticut rates No. 138 at 7 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Huskies got 19 points from Rodney Purvis as Connecticut ran past Colorado 74-67 on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena.

Kansas cruised to victory on Thursday, running Austin Peay out of the gym and running up a 105-79 score at Wells Fargo Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Connecticut's last 8 games
  • Kansas is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas's last 5 games

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