March Madness Second Round Predictions & Picks Today – March 19

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2023

Sunday’s NCAA Tournament lineup has lots in store. Among those contests is the Saint Mary’s Gaels squaring off against the UConn Huskies. With that in mind, here are the day’s best bets for all of the college hoops action.

Scroll down to find the best spread, total, and moneyline bets in college basketball based on our computer projections and make your bets with DraftKings Sportsbook.

Spread Pick: Saint Mary’s (CA) (+4) vs NIU

The data strongly suggests betting on Saint Mary’s (CA) in this one. The model favors them while DraftKings has UConn favored and the difference between the two is 4.2 points.

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Saint Mary’s (CA) UConn
ATS Record 18-13-2 22-10-0
Favorite ATS Record 16-11-2 20-10-0
Underdog ATS Record 2-2-0 2-0-0
Home ATS Record 9-7-2 12-5-0
Away ATS Record 3-5-0 6-4-0
Conference ATS Record 9-8-1 11-9-0

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Total Pick: Saint Mary’s (CA) vs UConn Over (125.5)

The model predicts a total (137.1 points) much higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup (125.5 points). Take the over.

UConn Saint Mary’s (CA)
O-U-P 19-12-1 15-17-1
Home O-U-P 12-4-1 8-9-1
Away O-U-P 4-6-0 4-4-0
Conference O-U-P 11-8-1 9-8-1

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Moneyline Pick: Saint Mary’s (CA) (+160) vs NIU (-190)

Score Prediction: Saint Mary’s (CA) 69, UConn 68

Saint Mary’s (CA) UConn
ML Fave. Record 25-4 22-6
ML Und. Record 1-3 1-1
Home ML Fave. Record 15-3 13-2
Home ML Und. Record 0-0 0-0
Away ML Fave. Record 6-1 6-3
Away ML Und. Record 0-1 0-1
Conf. ML Fave. Record 15-1 13-6
Conf. ML Und. Record 0-2 0-1

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Today’s Second Round Schedule

Matchup Game Time TV Favorite Total
Pittsburgh (24-12) vs No. 13 Xavier (27-9) 12:10 PM ET CBS Xavier (-5) 147.5
Kentucky (22-12) vs No. 15 Kansas State (25-9) 2:55 PM ET CBS Kentucky (-3) 142
Michigan State (20-12) vs No. 6 Marquette (29-6) 5:20 PM ET CBS Marquette (-3.5) 139
No. 19 Saint Mary’s (CA) (27-7) vs No. 10 UConn (26-8) 6:10 PM ET TNT UConn (-4) 125.5
Creighton (22-12) vs No. 11 Baylor (23-10) 7:10 PM ET TBS Creighton (-1.5) 143.5
Fairleigh Dickinson (21-15) vs No. 25 Florida Atlantic (32-3) 7:45 PM ET truT
No. 16 Miami (26-7) vs No. 21 Indiana (23-11) 8:40 PM ET TNT Indiana (-2) 145.5
No. 22 TCU (22-12) vs No. 9 Gonzaga (29-5) 9:40 PM ET TBS Gonzaga (-4.5) 153

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