Ole Miss vs Louisville Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 24 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Back the Underdog)

Ole Miss vs Louisville Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 24 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Back the Underdog)


Ole Miss vs Louisville Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
  • Ole Miss (25-8) vs. Louisville (25-11)
  • Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Climate Pledge Arena -- Seattle, WA
  • Coverage: ESPN

The 2023 NCAA Women's Tournament continues on Friday with a Sweet 16 matchup between the Ole Miss Rebels and Louisville Cardinals. The Rebels are looking to earn their first Elite 8 appearance since 2007, while Louisville is aiming to advance past the Sweet 16 for the fifth straight season.

Ole Miss is coming off an exciting 54-49 upset win over Stanford as the Rebels held the Cardinal to a 32.7% shooting percentage. Meanwhile, Louisville defeated Texas in a 73-51 second-round victory thanks to Hailey Van Lith's 21 points (8-of-15 shooting).

Which team will advance with a win? Let's dig in.

Ole Miss vs Louisville Odds & Spread

Louisville enters this contest as a slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 126.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.

Ole Miss vs Louisville Prediction & Pick

Ole Miss picked a perfect time to put together its best defensive effort of the season as it held an amazing Stanford team to only 49 points and forced a whopping 21 turnovers. Momentum is certainly on the Rebels' side given they have now won five of their last six games, with their lone loss during that stretch coming against No. 1 South Carolina.

Pulling off another upset against Louisville is certainly not out of the realm of possibilities, either. The Rebels actually outrank the Cardinals when it comes to points allowed per game as well as rebound margin. Controlling the boards and standing tall on defense are the keys to victory for Ole Miss.

This tournament has been full of upsets, so I'll take the Rebels to finally get back to the Elite 8.

Final Score Prediction: Ole Miss: 64 | Louisville: 60

Ole Miss vs Louisville Best Bet

Keep in mind that Ole Miss averages 5.2 blocks per game (No. 11 in NCAA), while Louisville only averages 3.6 blocks per game (No. 92 in NCAA). The Rebels are simply bigger and badder on the defensive side of the ball, which is why they've lost by more than 2 points in just four of their last 14 games overall.

Take the points here in a Sweet 16 matchup that could come down to the final few seconds in Seattle.

Bet: Ole Miss Rebels +2.5 (-110)

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