Betting on Anna DeBeer and the Cards to Defeat the Panthers

  • The Louisville Cardinals are large -255 favorites to beat the Pittsburgh Panthers and advance to the Women’s Volleyball National Championship.
  • The Cardinals are deserving favorites and the best bet to win the game due to their dominance since Anna DeBeer returned to the court in November.

OMAHA, Neb. - The Louisville Cardinals look to improve upon their 12-game win streak when they face the Pittsburgh Panthers in the semifinals of the Women's Volleyball Championship.

The two teams have met twice this season, splitting the two games. That split of the season series is likely the only reason that Louisville isn't an even larger favorite to win on Thursday night at Bovada.

Louisville vs Pittsburgh Women's College Volleyball Odds

Team: Moneyline: Total:
Louisville (W) -255 O178.5 (-120)
Pittsburgh (W) +175 U178.5 (-120)

Louisville to Beat Pittsburgh

Louisville (30-2) and Pittsburgh (31-3) have both had phenomenal seasons defeating each other once.

Both victories are not necessarily equal though, with the popular online gambling site Bovada correctly listing the Cards as a large favorite.

Louisville only had star player Anna DeBeer in their victory on November 18, with the scorers of both Pittsburgh versus Louisville matchups indicating how important she is to the team:

  • 10/23 - Pitt. Wins 3-2: Panthers: 110; Cardinals: 92
  • 11/18 - Cards. Wins 3-0: Panthers: 54; Cardinals: 75

It's hard to pinpoint DeBeer as the sole reason for the Cardinals losing 3-2 without her and winning 3-0 with her, but online gambling sites clearly bought into how important she is.

Another show of dominance with DeBeer on the court is the team's 30 to 5 advantage in sets since she returned on November 4.

Such extreme dominance is rare in any sport, making the -255 odds on the Louisville Cardinals to defeat the Pittsburgh Panthers much too short and one of the best bets in all of sports this week.

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