[7:03 PM] #5 Maryland @ #7 Louisville

Who will WIN this matchup?

#5 Maryland Terrapins (6-0)

@ #7 Louisville Cardinals (6-1)


Louisville (6-1) welcomes a high-powered offense onto its home court. Maryland is second in the nation in scoring (95.0 points) and seventh in assists per game (21.2 assists). Maryland has outrebounded its opponents by 20.0 per game, ranking second in the country in the category. Through seven games, Louisville has scored 80.1 points per game and also is exceling on defense, creating 23.4 turnovers per game.

Last time out, Louisville fell to then-No. 3 South Carolina, 83-59, in Springfield, Mass. Mariya Moore led the team with 17 points, ahead of Asia Durr’s 13 points (3-of-5 from 3).

Durr leads the Cardinals in scoring (18.7 points per game), shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc. Moore is second on the team in scoring (12.9 points per game), shooting 87.5 percent (21-of-24) from the charity stripe. Briahanna Jackson and Myisha Hines-Allen are tied for third in scoring on the team, with both averaging 8.9 points per game.

Maryland (6-0) is coming off a 79-69 victory over Washington State on Saturday in a game that saw 12 lead changes and seven ties. Maryland’s free throw shooting proved to be the difference, connecting on 27-of-38 free throws, compared to Washington State shooting 7 of 21.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough leads the Terrapins in scoring (15.7 points) and steals (13). Jones is nearly averaging a double-double at 14.7 points and 9.7 rebounds. Slocum and Charles are also averaging double-figure scoring numbers for Maryland (13.2 points and 12.2 points, respectively).


StreakSmarts Pick: #5 Maryland Terrapins

Confidence: 4/10

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