Big East College Basketball Predictions & Picks Today – March 19

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2023

The Sunday postseason college basketball slate includes four games with a Big East team on the court. Among those games is the Saint Mary’s Gaels squaring off against the UConn Huskies. Here are our recomendations for the best bets on action throughout the conference.

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

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

While DraftKings has UConn winning by four, the model has Saint Mary’s (CA) taking home the victory, with a considerable margin between the two spreads (4.2 points). Take Saint Mary’s (CA).

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

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

In this game, the model projects a total (137.1 points) substantially higher than the DraftKings over/under (125.5 points). Bet on the over.

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

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

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Today’s Big East Schedule

Matchup Tournament Game Time TV Favorite Total
Pittsburgh (24-12) vs Xavier (27-9) 12:10 PM ET CBS Xavier (-5) 147.5
Michigan State (20-12) vs Marquette (29-6) 5:20 PM ET CBS Marquette (-3.5) 139
Saint Mary’s (CA) (27-7) vs UConn (26-8) 6:10 PM ET TNT UConn (-4) 125.5
Creighton (22-12) vs Baylor (23-10) 7:10 PM ET TBS Creighton (-1.5) 143.5

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