- UConn has opened as a six-point favorite over Miami in a Final Four national semifinal Saturday in Houston
- UConn has an 8-1 all-time record in Final Four games
- A look at the Miami vs UConn odds and matchup can be found below with analysis
UConn has opened as a six-point favorite over Miami in a Final Four national semifinal next Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston.
The game is scheduled to tip off at 8:49 p.m. ET. That will follow the first semifinal between Florida Atlantic and San Diego State.
The championship game is set for April 3.
Miami vs UConn Odds
|Miami||+205||+6 (-113)||Over 149.5 (-112)|
|UConn||=260||-6 (-108)||Under 149.5 (-108)|
UConn is a six-point favorite over Miami and a -260 pick on the moneyline in the college basketball odds, giving the Huskies a 72.22% implied win probability. UConn is a -125 favorite in the NCAA Tournament championship odds while the Hurricanes are now sitting at +475.
Odds as of March 26th at Barstool Sportsbook. See the best March Madness betting apps.
UConn Rolling Into Houston
UConn advanced to the Final Four by routing Gonzaga 82-54 on Saturday in the West Region final in Las Vegas.
Jordan Hawkins made 6 of 10 three-point field attempts to finish with a game-high 20 points for the Huskies. Alex Karaban added 12 points and Adama Sanogo had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds while also dishing six assists.
Here's all SIX of Jordan Hawkins' threes tonight in UConn's surgical 82-54 win over Gonzaga to secure their spot in the Final Four. The 6-foot-5 sniper has hit 17 threes in 4 NCAA Tournament games, igniting runs for a Huskies team that steals momentum like no other team in CBB. pic.twitter.com/dqE3hSAbI4
— League Him (@League_Him) March 26, 2023
UConn (29-8) has won all four games in the tournament by double digits after entering as the #4 seed in the West.
It beat Iona 87-63 and Saint Mary’s 70-55 in the first two rounds. In the regional semifinals, the Huskies rolled to an 88-65 victory over Arkansas.
UConn tied for fourth place in the Big East in the regular season then lost to Marquette 70-68 in the semifinals of the conference tournament.
This will be UConn’s first trip to the Final Four since 2014. The Huskies are an impressive 8-1 all-time Final Four games.
First Final Four for Miami
Miami qualified for the Final Four on Sunday by defeating Texas 89-81 in the Midwest Region final in Kansas City, Mo.
The Hurricanes rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half. Jordan Miller was a perfect 7 of 7 from the field and 13 of 13 at the foul line as he scored 27 points.
JORDAN MILLER TODAY:
PERFECT THE WHOLE GAME pic.twitter.com/UAbSkPL7jW
— Buhownz (@Demar305) March 26, 2023
Four other Miami players also scored in double figures – Wooga Poplar had 16 points, Nijel Pack scored 15, Isaiah Wong added 14 and Norchad Omier chipped in with 11. Wong’s Wooden Award odds are +20000.
Miami, a #5 seed, opened tournament play by defeating Drake 63-56 and Indiana 85-69. The Hurricanes then dumped #1 seeded Houston 89-75 in the regional semifinals.
Miami (29-7) tied Virginia for first place in the ACC during the regular season. The Hurricanes then reached the conference tournament final where they lost to Duke 85-78.
This will be Miami’s first-ever Final Four appearance. The Hurricanes also made it to the Elite Eight last year but lost to eventual nation champion Kansas.
Potential Line Movement
UConn is clearly the best team in the Final Four and has rolled through the tournament. Look for this line to at least stay at six points or possibly go a little higher.