UConn vs Baylor Women's College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/29/21
2021-03-29 19:00:00 EDT
The Baylor Bears and UConn Huskies meet Monday in the women’s college basketball NCAA Tournament Elite Eight at the Alamodome
The Baylor Bears are coming off an overtime win over Michigan and hope to make their fifth Final Four in school history. The Baylor Bears are averaging 82.4 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 54.9 points on 32.3 percent shooting. NaLyssa Smith is averaging 18.2 points and 8.8 rebounds while Moon Ursin is averaging 12.6 points and 3.8 assists. DiJonai Carrington is the third double-digit scorer and Queen Egbo is dishing 0.9 assists. The Baylor Bears are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Baylor Bears are allowing 27.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.7 rebounds per game.
The UConn Huskies are fresh off a 20-point win over Iowa and hope to make their 11th Final Four appearance since 2010. The UConn Huskies are averaging 83.1 points on 51.9 percent shooting and allowing 51.5 points on 33.3 percent shooting. Paige Bueckers is averaging 19.8 points and 4.9 rebounds while Christyn Williams is averaging 16 points and 4.1 rebounds. Olivia Nelson-Ododa is the third double-digit scorer and Aaliyah Edwards is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 27 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game.
The Baylor Bears have the defense to give UConn issues in this game and potentially pull off the upset. However, allowing Michigan to take the Lady Bears to overtime does raise a bit of a red flag and has you second guessing this club just a bit. The UConn Huskies seem to be getting stronger as the tournament plays out and they just held a ridiculous offensive team in Iowa to 72 points on 43.3 percent shooting from the field. UConn also saw four of its five starters produce double-digit points. There’s just too many weapons on this UConn side.
I have no choice but to lay the reasonable number with the Huskies, as they make their 21st Final Four in school history.