UConn Vs Saint Mary’s (CA): NCAA Tournament Second Round Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 19, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2023

The No. 4 seed UConn Huskies (26-8) are set to take on the No. 5 seed Saint Mary’s Gaels (27-7) with a Sweet 16 spot in the West Region of the bracket up for grabs on Sunday at MVP Arena. UConn is a 4-point favorite to advance in this second round matchup, which airs on TNT.

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UConn Vs Saint Mary’s (CA) Betting Lines

UConn vs Saint Mary’s (CA) Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
UConn -4 124.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Saint Mary’s (CA) (+4)
Total Pick Over (124.5)

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UConn Vs Saint Mary’s (CA) Stat Rankings

UConn Avg. (Rank) Saint Mary’s (CA) Avg. (Rank)
78.7 (28th) Points Scored 71.1 (190th)
65 (41st) Points Allowed 59.9 (5th)
37.2 (9th) Rebounds 33.4 (137th)
12.4 (2nd) Off. Rebounds 9.6 (124th)
9.1 (34th) 3pt Made 7.6 (155th)
17.5 (4th) Assists 12.6 (223rd)
12.2 (208th) Turnovers 9.6 (18th)

UConn Vs Saint Mary’s (CA) Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Huskies are 22-12-0 this year.
  • UConn’s ATS record as 4-point favorites or more is 18-10.
  • This season, 18 of the Huskies’ 34 games have gone over the point total.
  • UConn’s games have had more than 124.5 points scored on 30 occasions this year.
  • Huskies games have had an average of 143.7 points this season, 19.2 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Against the spread, Saint Mary’s (CA) is 17-13-3 this season.
  • As a 4-point underdog or greater, the Gaels have one win ATS (1-1) this year.
  • This year, 18 of UConn’s 34 games have gone over the point total.
  • Gaels games have gone over 124.5 points on 23 occasions this year.
  • The average total for Saint Mary’s (CA)’s games is 131 points, which is 6.5 more than this game’s over/under.

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UConn Impact Players

  • Adama Sanogo is tops on his squad in both points (17.1) and rebounds (7.4) per contest, and also posts 1.2 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.
  • Tristen Newton paces his team in assists per contest (4.6), and also puts up 10 points and 4.2 rebounds. Defensively, he posts 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
  • Jordan Hawkins puts up 16 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
  • Andre Jackson posts 6.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per contest, shooting 41.9% from the floor.
  • Alex Karaban puts up 9.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, shooting 47.7% from the floor and 41.1% from beyond the arc with 1.8 made 3-pointers per game.

Saint Mary’s (CA) Impact Players

  • Mitchell Saxen leads the Gaels in rebounding (7.8 per game), and puts up 11.8 points and 1.8 assists. He also puts up 0.8 steals and 1.2 blocked shots.
  • Alex Ducas gets the Gaels 12.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1 assists per game. He also averages 1 steal and 0.4 blocked shots.
  • Aidan Mahaney gives the Gaels 14.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • The Gaels receive 5.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game from Kyle Bowen.

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