The road hasn’t been easy for #8 Arkansas – the second lowest seed left in the tournament behind #9 Florida Atlantic – but the Razorbacks have looked impressive in reaching the Sweet 16. That being said, reaching the second weekend of the tournament is old news for Eric Musselman’s squad as they also played into the Sweet 16 last season. Although UConn thought they’d be playing #1 seed Kansas here, they are on alert but also looking good with two 15+ point wins last weekend.

Before Betting on Arkansas vs Connecticut

The Razorbacks – once again aside from FAU – are the darlings of the tournament through the first weekend of play especially as video of Musselman dancing shirtless has gone viral. Musselman would love to take his top off again – and he’s in the perfect spot in Las Vegas – but also avenge last year’s loss to Duke that cost his team a spot in the Elite 8.

For the second straight season Arkansas has turned things on in the tournament, taking down #1 seed Gonzaga in the round of 32 last season and beating Bill Self-less Kansas 72-71 last Saturday, another top seeded team and the defending National Champions.

The Huskies have to be thinking “what about us” as everybody has basically already penciled in Arkansas for the Elite 8. UConn rolled through 87-63 in the first round and then beat a good St. Mary’s team 70-55 on Sunday. Connecticut won 8 of their last 9 to close out the regular season and oddsmakers are at least taking note of the talent of this team making them a -4.5 favorite.

Razorbacks vs Huskies NCAAB Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore SportsbookMoneylineTotalSpread
BetOnlineArkansas (2.65) | UConn (1.52)140Arkansas +4 (1.91) | UConn -4 (1.91)
BovadaArkansas (2.65) | UConn (1.52)140Arkansas +4 (1.91) | UConn -4 (1.91)
BetUSArkansas (2.65) | UConn (1.51)140Arkansas +4 (1.91) | UConn -4 (1.91)
SportsBetting.agArkansas (2.65) | UConn (1.52)140Arkansas +4 (1.91) | UConn -4 (1.91)
PinnacleArkansas (2.67) | UConn (1.52)140.5Arkansas +4 (1.98) | UConn -4 (1.91)
MyBookieArkansas (2.54) | UConn (1.55)140Arkansas +4 (1.91) | UConn -4 (1.91)

Arkansas vs Connecticut Prediction & Pick

Arkansas has a very long and athletic defense that frustrated Illinois in the first round and helped take down the #1 seed in the round of 32. UConn has a top 30 scoring offense to combat that defense, but when you take into consideration the Razorbacks have the experience of a Sweet 16 last season and are getting points in a game they could win outright the lean is on Arkansas.

Pick: Arkansas +4