Connecticut vs. Iona Odds, Opening Spread, Predictions for 2023 NCAA Tournament

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Connecticut vs. Iona Odds

Connecticut Odds-525
Iona Odds+400
Opening SpreadUConn -10.5
Over/Under143.5
March Madness odds for Connecticut-Iona via bet365.

With the men's 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket finally set, March Madness is officially underway.

Find out how 4-seeded Connecticut and 13-seeded Iona matchup statistically, plus how our college basketball betting experts are projecting this first-round matchup to play out.

UConn vs Iona will tip off at 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, March 17 on TBS.


Statistical Matchup

ConnecticutIona
210Tempo102
OFFDEF
45eFG%17
234TO%45
1R%273
179FTR183
DEFOFF
11eFG%106
100TO %28
80R%70
321FTR261
All statistics courtesy of ShotQuality.


Instant Analysis

There have been a lot of Iona tickets written from my accounts throughout March, but that will come to a halt against UConn. The Gaels specialize in transition offense with plenty of pick and roll. The Huskies are one of the best defensive teams in the nation, ranking 41st in transition and 56th against the pick and roll. UConn is the top offensive rebounding team in the nation, putting the spotlight on an Iona defense that struggles massively against isolation and pick and roll.

— Collin Wilson

For more coverage of the 2023 NCAA Tournament and Selection Sunday, make sure to check out our experts' live reactions to the bracket reveal and the Selection Sunday live show, where you can get their instant analysis on every matchup as well as some early insights to help you make your bets.

Don't forget to print out your 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket, as well — and while you're there, enter the bet 365 Bracket Challenge content for your chance to win up to $10,000,000. Enter for free at actionnetwork.com/bracket.

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