UConn vs. Saint Mary’s (CA) betting: March Madness Second Round preview for March 19

Media by Associated Press: Saint Mary's center Mitchell Saxen (10) celebrates with forward Kyle Bowen (14) after scoring next to Gonzaga guard Rasir Bolton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Moraga

The No. 4 seed UConn Huskies (26-8) and the No. 5 seed Saint Mary’s Gaels (27-7) will play in the NCAA Tournament with a place in the Sweet 16 of the West Region bracket up for grabs on Sunday at MVP Arena, beginning at 6:10 PM.

The Huskies, who are favored by 4 points, are set to take on the Gaels. The game features an over/under of 125.

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UConn vs. Saint Mary’s (CA) betting lines

  • UConn odds to win: -192
  • Saint Mary’s (CA) odds to win: +161
  • Spread: UConn (-4)
  • Total: 125

UConn statistics, trends and more

Recent trends

  • The Huskies have seen a decrease in scoring recently, putting up 77.3 points per game in their last 10 outings, 1.4 points fewer than the 78.7 they’ve scored this year.
  • UConn’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (65.5) is 0.5 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (65.0).
  • While the Huskies are hitting the same number of threes per game over their past 10 outings in comparison to their season-long average (9.1), they are doing so while shooting a higher percentage (36.7% from deep over the last 10, 35.9% on the season).

UConn betting records this season

  • ATS Record: 21-12-0 (Home: 10-6-0; Away: 5-5-0)
  • ATS Record When Favored by 4+: 16-10-0 (As Favorite: 19-12-0; As Underdog: 2-0-0)
  • O-U-P: 19-14-0 (Home: 12-4-0; Away: 3-7-0)
  • Record When Moneyline Favorite: 22-7 (Home: 12-2; Away: 5-4)
  • Record When Moneyline Underdog: 1-1 (Home: 0-0; Away: 0-1)
Field Goal % Opp. Field Goal % Rebounds Opp. Rebounds Assists Turnovers
46.1 (79th in nation) 40.9 (38th) 36.1 (11th) 26.1 (fourth) 17.5 (fourth) 12.2 (216th)

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Saint Mary’s (CA) statistics, trends and more

Recent trends

  • The Gaels are scoring 70.7 points per contest in their previous 10 games, which is 0.4 fewer points than their average for the season (71.1).
  • Over its past 10 games, Saint Mary’s (CA) is ceding 66.2 points per contest, 6.3 more points than its season average (59.9).
  • The Gaels are making 0.6 fewer treys per game in their last 10 games (7.0) compared to their season average (7.6), and they are putting up a lower three-point percentage over their last 10 contests (34.5%) compared to their season mark (36.6%).

Saint Mary’s (CA) betting records this season

  • ATS Record: 18-13-2 (Home: 10-6-1; Away: 3-5-0)
  • ATS Record When Underdog by 4+: 1-1-0 (As Favorite: 16-11-2; As Underdog: 2-2-0)
  • O-U-P: 16-17-0 (Home: 8-9-0; Away: 4-4-0)
  • Record When Moneyline Favorite: 25-4 (Home: 15-2; Away: 6-1)
  • Record When Moneyline Underdog: 1-3 (Home: 0-0; Away: 0-1)
Field Goal % Opp. Field Goal % Rebounds Opp. Rebounds Assists Turnovers
45.7 (103rd in nation) 41.3 (42nd) 32.5 (128th) 26.0 (second) 12.6 (212th) 9.6 (18th)
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