As the opening day of the round of 64 proved, winning the NCAAB National Championship is no easy feat. A few teams that were expected to make deep runs are now packing their bags and heading home, proving that any of the teams in the Tournament can win on any given day. We already know some of the match-ups for the round of 32, and one of them is a game that is already making my mouth water a little. I like Kansas to win it all this year, but they are in for an incredibly tough game on Saturday, as they will be up against the Connecticut Huskies. Don’t let the #9 seed of UConn fool you, this is a program that knows how to get the job done once the playoffs start rolling. There is going to be a lot of action on tap on Saturday, but this is the game that I will be dropping everything to tune into. You can follow the odds on this R32 March Madness betting bout at MyBookie.ag.
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How To Bet the UConn Vs Kansas NCAAB March Madness R32 Odds TV & Game Info
What: UConn Huskies (25-10) at Kansas Jayhawks (31-4)
When: Saturday, March 19
Start: 7:45 PM ET
Where: Des Moines, Iowa
Stadium: Wells Fargo Arena
Spread: Kansas -8
Moneyline: Kansas -435
Game Total: 139
Stream: CBS Sports
Radio: UConn at Kansas
Why bet on the Connecticut Huskies
The last two times that the Connecticut Huskies (25-10, 11-7) made it into the tournament, they ended up heading home with the National Championship in hand. That is the sort of pedigree that you simply cannot argue with, and you can bet that this is a team that no-one wants to face in the postseason. They got this playoff campaign off to a winning start by taking out the Colorado Buffaloes in the opening round of Midwest Region action. The 74-67 victory served notice to everyone else in the region that they are not about to go away quietly. The Huskies are averaging 73.5 PPG, and are giving up 63.2 PPG.
Why bet on the Kansas Jayhawks
As I said at the start of this piece, the Kansas Jayhawks (31-4, 15-3) are the team that I like to win it all this year. They got their Tournament off to a predictably emphatic start by taking out Austin Peay 105-79. Yes, the top seed is supposed to always beat the 16, but you don’t always see it done in such stunning fashion. That win saw the Jayhawks extend their winning streak to a formidable 15 games, and they are now at the point where you start to wonder if anyone can beat them. This match-up is about as tough as it gets for a round of 32 game, but Kansas looks like an incredibly confident bunch right now. The Jayhawks are averaging 81.6 PPG, and are giving up 67.7 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I really do believe that this game will live up to all the hype that it’s getting right now, and I expect it to be close from start to finish. At the end of the day, though, I think that Kansas are going to be just a little too much to handle for the Huskies.
Connecticut Huskies 70 Kansas Jayhawks 75