UConn vs. Northwestern Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, March 24, 2024

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The No. 1 seed UConn Huskies (32-3) will compete with the No. 9 seed Northwestern Wildcats (22-11) on Sunday with a spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament up for grabs. This game tips off at 7:45 PM ET.

Sunday’s game between the Huskies and the Wildcats sees the Huskies as a double-digit favorite by 13.5 points. The over/under is 136.5 points for the game.

UConn vs. Northwestern Odds

Point Spread for UConn vs. Northwestern

The spread for this matchup is set at 13.5 points, with sportsbooks listing UConn as the favorite.

UConn vs. Northwestern Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UConn has -1200 odds to pick up the win, while Northwestern is listed at +750 to claim victory.

UConn vs. Northwestern Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 136.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 24, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:45 PM ET
  • TV Channel: truT
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Arena: Barclays Center

UConn vs. Northwestern Betting Trends

UConn has played 35 games, with 23 wins against the spread. The Huskies have been moneyline favorites in 27 games this season and have come away with the win 25 times (92.6%) in those contests. UConn’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 17 times in 33 opportunities (51.5%).

Northwestern is 18-14-1 against the spread this year. The Wildcats have won 50% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (6-6). Northwestern’s games this year have hit the over 54.5% of the time (18 out of 33 games with a set point total).

UConn vs. Northwestern Key Players to Watch

UConn

Tristen Newton leads his squad in both points (15.1) and assists (6.1) per contest, and also posts 6.9 rebounds. At the other end, he averages 1.0 steal and 0.3 blocked shots. Cam Spencer averages 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per contest. At the other end, he puts up 1.4 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Donovan Clingan leads his team in rebounds per game (7.2), and also puts up 12.7 points and 1.6 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.5 steals and 2.2 blocked shots. Alex Karaban posts 13.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, shooting 50.0% from the floor and 38.9% from beyond the arc with 2.2 made 3-pointers per contest.

Northwestern

Boo Buie is the Wildcats’ top scorer (19.3 points per game) and assist man (5.0), and delivers 3.4 rebounds. Brooks Barnhizer is the Wildcats’ top rebounder (7.5 per game), and he posts 14.5 points and 2.7 assists. The Wildcats receive 12.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game from Ryan Langborg. The Wildcats get 8.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game from Nick Martinelli.

What you need to know about the UConn Huskies

In terms of points, the Huskies are thriving on both offense and defense, as they rank 21st-best in college basketball in points scored (81.7 per game) and 13th-best in points allowed (64.1 per contest). UConn is dominating in terms of rebounding, as it ranks best in college basketball in rebounds ( per game) and best in rebounds allowed ( per contest).

UConn is draining 8.9 treys per game (41st-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 36.6% shooting percentage (33rd-ranked) from three-point land. This season, the Huskies are giving up 5.9 threes per game (46th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 31.4% (43rd-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Huskies have an 8-2 record against the spread while going 9-1 overall in their last 10 contests. UConn has hit the over in three of its past 10 contests. UConn has seen a downturn in scoring recently, racking up 81.0 points per game in its last 10 contests, 0.7 points fewer than the 81.7 it has scored this year. The last 10 games have seen UConn concede 0.2 fewer points per game (63.9) than its season-long average (64.1).

What you need to know about the Northwestern Wildcats

In 2023-24, the Wildcats are 168th in college basketball on offense (73.8 points scored per game) and 86th defensively (68.9 points conceded). Northwestern is the best team in college basketball in rebounds per game () and best in rebounds allowed ().

Beyond the arc, Northwestern is 89th in the country in 3-pointers made per game (8.3). It is eighth-best in 3-point percentage at 39.3%. The Wildcats give up 6.9 3-pointers per game and concede 35.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 152nd and 264th, respectively, in the nation.

The Wildcats are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their last 10 games. Three of Northwestern’s past 10 games have hit the over. In its past 10 games, Northwestern is averaging 70.5 points per contest, 3.3 fewer points than its season average (73.8). The Wildcats have performed better defensively in their last 10 games, surrendering 66.2 points per contest, 2.7 fewer points than their season average of 68.9 allowed.

UConn vs. Northwestern Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is UConn, and we expect that Northwestern will cover the spread (UConn -13.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 136.5 points.

How to bet UConn vs. Northwestern

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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