UConn vs Arizona Women's College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/2/21
2021-04-02 21:30:00 EDT
The Arizona Wildcats and UConn Huskies meet Friday in the women’s college basketball NCAA Tournament Final Four at the Alamodome.
The Arizona Wildcats are coming off a win over Texas A&M and look to make their first ever Final appearance. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 66.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 55.2 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Aari McDonald is averaging 20.3 points and 5.4 rebounds while Cate Reese is averaging 11.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. Trinity Baptiste is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Sam Thomas is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.
The UConn Huskies are coming off a win over Baylor and look for their 11th final appearance since 2000. The UConn Huskies are averaging 82.7 points on 51.6 percent shooting and allowing 52 points on 33.5 percent shooting. Paige Bueckers is averaging 20.1 points and 4.8 rebounds while Christyn Williams is averaging 16.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. Olivia Nelson-Ododa is the third double-digit scorer and Aaliyah Edwards is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 26.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.
The Arizona Wildcats continue to get disrespected by oddsmakers, but their recent performance against Texas A&M should gain your attention. As underdogs, Arizona held a good Aggies side to just 59 points and made 13 threes. Arizona has been a high level defensive side all season long and they’ve been hitting its shots from the outside, becoming a much more dangerous team with a higher ceiling. The UConn Huskies survived a scare against Baylor, a game they probably should have lost if a foul was called late. While a win is a win, a near loss should give Arizona some confidence that these Huskies are beatable.
UConn is obviously the better team here and should win, but Arizona has the combination of defense and red hot outside shooting to hang around. I want the points.