Louisville vs Texas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 20 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Trust the Offenses)

Louisville vs Texas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 20 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Trust the Offenses)


Louisville vs Texas Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
  • Louisville Cardinals (24-11, 9-5 Away) vs. No. 15 Texas (26-9, 15-2 Home)
  • Date: Monday, March 20, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Moody Center -- Austin, TX
  • Coverage: ESPN

The 2023 NCAA Women's Tournament continues on Monday with a second-round matchup between the Louisville Cardinals and Texas Longhorns. Louisville is aiming to earn its sixth consecutive spot in the Sweet 16, while Texas is looking to advance past the second round for the third straight season.

Louisville is coming off an intense 83-81 win over Drake in the first round as Hailey Van Lith led the offense with 26 points. Meanwhile, Texas picked apart East Carolina in a 79-40 first-round win behind Shaylee Gonzales' big day (20 points & 6 rebounds. Which team will advance with a win on Monday?

Louisville vs Texas Odds & Spread

Texas enters this contest as a considerable favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 130.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.

Louisville vs Texas Prediction & Pick

This matchup has the feels of a late tournament game much more than it does one in the second round. Each of these teams come with storied NCAA Tournament experience, have logged three wins against AP top 25 teams this season and rank among the top 50 teams in terms of points per game.

Home-court advantage and defense are the only differences here. Texas is an impressive 15-2 at the Moody Center this season and forces 20.2 turnovers per game (No. 17 in NCAA). Those turnovers give the Longhorns more opportunities to score on the other end and build a substantial lead.

Texas has the depth to pull away as it rosters five players averaging at least 11.0 points per game.

Final Score Prediction: Louisville: 64 | Texas: 74

Louisville vs Texas Best Bet

As mentioned above, Louisville and Texas know how to score the basketball. Each side is putting up at least 73.0 points per game on the year. Not only that, but the Cardinals tally 71.1 points per away game and the Longhorns average 78.7 points per home game. There's potential for a shootout here.

Trust Van Lith and Gonzales to back up their big first-round performances with more scoring tonight.

Bet: Over 130.5 Total Points (-110)

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