South Carolina vs. UConn - 2/10/20 Women's College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UConn Huskies (20-2) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (22-1)
College Basketball: Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Colonial Life Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -10.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5
The UConn Huskies and South Carolina Gamecocks meet Monday in college basketball action at the Colonial Life Arena.
The UConn Huskies look for a win after winning eight of their last nine games. The UConn Huskies are averaging 78.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 54.6 points on 34.2 percent shooting. Megan Walker is averaging 19.5 points and nine rebounds while Christyn Williams is averaging 15.5 points and five rebounds. Crystal Dangerfield is the third double-digit scorer and Olivia Nelson-Ododa is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 28.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The UConn Huskies have won all 10 road games this season.
The South Carolina Gamecocks look for a win to build on their 16-game winning streak. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 83.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 56.3 points on 33.2 percent shooting. Aliyah Boston is averaging 13.3 points and nine rebounds while Mikiah Herbert Harrigan is averaging 13 points and 5.6 rebounds. Zia Cooke is the third double-digit scorer and Tyasha Harris is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The South Carolina Gamecocks are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks haven’t lost a home game this season.
The UConn Huskies clearly aren't the same team they've been in past years, and they've been beaten down twice this season against quality ranked teams in Baylor and Oregon. The South Carolina Gamecocks are arguably the best team in the country with a balanced attack that includes an offense that's topped 80 points in 14 of their 23 games. The South Carolina Gamecocks should be favored in this contest. However, we just don't see UConn women getting these sort of numbers and even if they're in a bit of a down year, they're still a quality side that's as well coached and battle tested as they get. I have to take my chances with the free buckets.