A spot in the national championship game will be on the line when the Connecticut Huskies and Miami Hurricanes collide in the second Final Four semifinal on Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Huskies (29-8) advanced to the Final Four with an 82-54 victory over Gonzaga in the West region final. Meanwhile the Hurricanes (29-7) won the Midwest region with an 88-81 win over Texas to advance to Houston.
Tipoff will take place after the first semifinal ends, at approximately 8:49 p.m. ET on CBS. The Huskies are favored by 5.5 points in the latest UConn vs. Miami odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 149.
Before making any Miami vs. UConn picks or Final Four predictions, you need to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Div. I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters the Final Four of the 2023 NCAA Tournament 85-54 on all-top rated college basketball picks this season, returning more than $1,700 for $100 players. It also went 6-1 on top-rated picks during the first two weeks of March Madness. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
The model knows that UConn has been dominant during the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies have won their four games by an average of 22.5 points per game. They are the 10th team in tournament history to have won each of its first four games by at least 15 points.
But the model also has taken into account that Miami has a playmaking guard in Isaiah Wong. A 6-foot-4 junior from Piscataway, N.J., who has the ability to beat defenders off the bounce, Wong averages a team-high 16.2 points per game, while shooting 38.1% from the 3-point line. For his efforts this season he was named the ACC Player of the Year.
For Saturday, the model has set its sights on the 2023 Final Four and UConn vs. Miami. We can tell you the model is leaning Over on the point total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in more than 50% of simulations. You ABSOLUTELY need to see the model before locking in any college basketball picks.
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