UConn vs. Robert Morris - 3/19/16 Women's NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Robert Morris (20-12) vs. UConn (32-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Gampel Pavilion)
The Line: UConn -60.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Robert Morris Colonials and UConn Huskies meet in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday at the Gampel Pavilion.
The Robert Morris Colonials have won six straight games and won the Northeast Tournament. The Robert Morris Colonials are averaging 64.3 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 58.6 points on 37.5 percent shooting. A Niki Stamolamprou is averaging 13.8 points and 5.5 rebounds while Megan Smith is averaging eight points and 5.5 rebounds. Ashley Ravelli is scoring eight points and Mikalah Mulrain is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Robert Morris Colonials are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Colonials are allowing 27.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Robert Morris Colonials have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The UConn Huskies haven’t lost a game since November of 2014. The UConn Huskies are averaging 87.6 points on 52.5 percent shooting and allowing 47.9 points on 33 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 19.2 points and 8.3 rebounds while Moriah Jefferson is averaging 12.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. Morgan Tuck is the third double-digit scorer and Gabby Williams is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Huskies are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game. The UConn Huskies haven't lost a home game since February of 2013.
This spread is absolutely insane, but if you know UConn, you know the Huskies are more than capable of covering, especially at home. UConn's schedule is full of victories by 50-plus points, but 61 is a little too steep for my taste. After all, this is a tournament game, so you're going to get the best from Robert Morris, as well.
I'll take my chances with the points.