4:32 pm
November 12

#6 Louisville v. #22 Arizona

Who will WIN this matchup?

#6 Louisville Cardinals (0-0)

#22 Arizona Wildcats (1-0)


Current odds:

Louisville Cardinals: (+165)

Arizona Wildcats: (-185)


• The line for this game is Arizona by 3.5 points.

• Arizona won their season opener on Tuesday against CSUN 87-44.

• Louisville’s leading returning scorer from last season is Kianna Williams, a transfer from California. Williams averaged 11.4 points per game last year, just edging out Hailey van Lith with 11.2 ppg.

• Olivia Cochran and Liz Dixon also provide stability for the Cardinals. The two led the team in rebounding last year as Cochran grabbed 6.9 boards while Dixon had 5.4 per game. They were also back-to-back in scoring ranking as Cochran finished fourth with 9.9 ppg and Dixon was fifth at 7.6.

• In their exhibition, Dixon led the Cardinals with 15 points. Her six rebounds tied Emily Engstler for the team high. Is Dixon ready to step into the role of both scoring and rebounding leader? With just one game to go on, it’s impossible to know, but Arizona has the insider presence this season to go up against just about anyone.

• Arizona returns three of last year’s starters. All-Pac-12 performers Cate Reese and Sam Thomas return along with always-steady Bendu Yeaney.

• Where Arizona appears to have improved by a pretty large margine is the depth of their scoring. After McDonald, Reese has been the second-leading scorer for the past three years. She has been the only other player to average double-digit scoring over that time. Last season, she scored 10.9. The only other player near that mark was the now-departed Trinity Baptiste with 8.6 ppg.

StreakSmarter Pick
#6 Louisville Cardinals