UCLA vs. Texas - 3/26/16 Women's NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Longhorns vs. UCLA Bruins
College Basketball: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 1:30 pm (Webster Bank Arena)
The Line: Texas -4.5 --- Over/Under: 135.5 See the Latest Odds
The UCLA Bruins and Texas Longhorns meet Saturday in the Women’s NCAA Tournament at the Webster Bank Arena.
The UCLA Bruins look for another win after beating South Florida on Monday. The UCLA Bruins are averaging 74.2 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 36.9 percent shooting. Jordin Canada is averaging 15.9 points and 3.8 rebounds while Nirra Fields is averaging 15.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Monique Billings is grabbing eight rebounds and Kari Korver has dished 56 assists. The UCLA Bruins are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bruins are allowing 25.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The UCLA Bruins are 5-2 this season on neutral courts.
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The Texas Longhorns look for another win after beating Missouri on Monday. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 71.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 55.3 points on 35 percent shooting. Brooke McCarty is averaging 11.6 points and 2.6 rebounds while Imani Boyette is averaging 11.3 points and nine rebounds. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Empress Davenport is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Longhorns are allowing 28.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Texas Longhorns are 5-1 this season on neutral courts.
Texas is simply the better team here with far more depth and is capable of matching the Bruins on the glass. I also don't like what I saw from UCLA, as the Bruins allowed USF to make a monster comeback in the second half and nearly blew the game.
I look for the Longhorns to win and cover the small line.