Miami vs. UCONN

  • UConn has been among the most dominant teams in the entire tournament, winning every game by 15+ and are now favored at -5.5 points.
  • While Miami has not been as dominant, they have beaten a top four seeded team in each of the last three rounds.
  • A big matchup to watch will be the rebounding battle of Adama Sanogo vs Norchad Omier.

HOUSTON – The odds-on-favorite UConn Huskies will face off against the University of Miami Hurricanes Saturday night for a chance to go to the National Championship. The Huskies have largely dominated the tournament, winning every game by at least 15 while the Hurricanes have pulled off three straight upsets over top four seeded squads.

Miami is led by their impressive guard trio along with rebounding machine Norchad Omier against UConn’s dynamic duo of Adama Sanogo and Jordan Hawkins. Legal betting sites have set many player props for each team’s stars as well as intriguing game props that take advantage of each team’s offensive firepower.

Top Game Prop

By far the top game prop that is available is for both teams to score 70+ at just -125 odds. With a massive total of 150, even Vegas is expecting both of these teams to clear 70 and both have done so in every game they have played throughout the tournament except for Miami’s first matchup against Drake.

In fact, each team has scored well over 80 in three out of four March Madness games. This makes not only both teams to score 70+ an attractive prop, but also the total over. While UConn has performed very well on defense throughout the tourney, Miami has been able to score on even airtight defenses like Houston and Texas.

Overall, a high scoring game is expected and the impressive offensive streaks that both of these teams are on should continue and hit both the over on the 150.0 total (-110) as well as the prop for both teams to score 70+ (-125).

Best Player Prop for Each Team

Starting with Connecticut, Adama Sanogo has been their best player all season long and there is no reason to believe he will slow down. Among all his props, one of the best values is his over 8.5 rebounds, which comes in at just -105 odds.

While March Madness sportsbooks seem to be scared that Norchad Omier will limit Sanogo’s board cleaning ability, Sanogo has shown his capability against other elite big men, namely Drew Timme. Against Gonzaga, he was able to notch 10 rebounds. Sanogo enjoyed similar success against an elite rebounder in Iona’s Nelly Junior Joseph (9.3 rpg) when he dominated to the tune of 13 rebounds.

All of this makes him quite the value at the -105 odds found on legal sportsbooks, with his points line of 17.5 (-125) also being a possible play. This is mainly because despite shooting poorly against Gonzaga, Sanogo logged 18 or more points in every other tournament game and shot at a vastly higher percentage than the outlier game against the Zags.

For Miami, the main player prop comes from their star guard trio being Nijel Pack’s points. At EVEN odds to go over 14.5 points, Pack should be able to continue his string of strong offensive performances. Out of the four tournament games, Pack scored 15+ in three of them including two 20+ point games against Drake and Houston.

Combine this with him playing for the vast majority of the game (34 mpg) as well as a sky-high total and there should be plenty of opportunity for Pack to put up points and be a major player in securing a championship berth for the Canes.

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