UConn vs. Louisville - 2/12/18 Women's College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisville Cardinals (25-1) vs. UConn Huskies (24-0)
College Basketball: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Gampel Pavilion)
The Line: UConn Huskies -17.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
The Louisville Cardinals and UConn Huskies meet Monday in women’s college basketball action at the Gampel Pavilion.
The Louisville Cardinals look for a big upset victory here to build on their five-game winning streak. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 78.8 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 56.5 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Asia Durr is averaging 19.8 points and two assists while Myisha Hines-Allen is averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds. Sam Fuehring is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Jazmine Jones is dishing 2.1 assists. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The Louisville Cardinals haven’t lost road game since February 6 of last year.
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The UConn Huskies look for another victory, as they haven’t lost a regular season game since November of 2014. The UConn Huskies are averaging 91.1 points on 53.6 percent shooting and allowing 53.8 points on 33.7 percent shooting. Katie Lou Samuelson is averaging 17.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while Napheesa Collier is averaging 15.8 points and 7.9 rebounds. Kia Nurse is the third double-digit scorer and Azura Stevens is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 40.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The UConn Huskies haven’t lost a home game since February of 2013.
The UConn Huskies haven't lost a home game in five years and have won each of their last eight games this season by double digits. UConn has proven to be elite at both ends of the floor and have seven wins this season over top-25 teams. The Louisville Cardinals only loss this season was a one-point contest against the Florida State Seminoles, and they haven't lost on the road in over a full year. Louisville is one of the better defensive clubs in the country and have allowed 52 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Louisville Cardinals haven't lost a road game yet this season and did smoke the boots of Notre Dame, a team UConn has trouble with. However, the UConn Huskies are beating teams into the ground right now, which includes a blowout road win over South Carolina, and they have won each of their last six home games by at least 18 points. Louisville is good, but UConn rarely allows teams to hang around. I have to eat the chalk here.