Iowa vs South Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 27 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Expect Fireworks)

Iowa vs South Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 27 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Expect Fireworks)


Iowa vs South Carolina Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
  • No. 2 Iowa (30-6) vs. No. 1 South Carolina (35-0)
  • Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET
  • Venue: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, TX
  • Coverage: ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN+

The 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament continues with a massive Final Four matchup between the No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes and No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks.

Caitlin Clark put on a show with a massive triple-double (41 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists) in Iowa's 97-83 win over No. 5 Louisville. Meanwhile, South Carolina won its 36th game of the season with an 86-75 effort against No. 2 Maryland, highlighted by Aliyah Boston's game-high 22 points.

Can Iowa advance to the finals for the first time in program history? Or will South Carolina find a way to get one step closer to winning back-to-back National Championships?

Iowa vs South Carolina Odds & Spread

South Carolina enters this contest as a heavy favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 148.5 points with both sides being available at -110 odds.

Iowa vs South Carolina Prediction & Pick

At this stage, it's too hard not to trust South Carolina. Somehow, someway, the Gamecocks find new ways to win. The game against the Terrapins proved that. Despite being down by six points after the first quarter, South Carolina managed to outscore Maryland 23-9 in the second frame and then went on to lead by as many as 16 points throughout the contest.

As great as Iowa is, this is new territory. The Hawkeyes haven't played a Final Four game since 1993, which is crazy to think since Lisa Bluder has been the head coach since 2000. Reaching the finals take a mixture of skill and experience — two things South Carolina has a lot of after last year's championship run.

Having someone like Clark on the team will help Iowa keep things close at times, but South Carolina is too deep and too talented to be stopped. Expect the Gamecocks to move onto the finals.

Final Score Prediction: South Carolina: 82 | Iowa: 76

Iowa vs South Carolina Best Bet

For this game's best bet, I like the idea of the total going over 148.5 points. After all, both Iowa and South Carolina are offensively gifted, sitting No. 1 and No. 7, respectively, when it comes to the NCAA's scoring offenses. The Hawkeyes have finished with 86-plus points in six of their last eight games while the Gamecocks just dropped 86 points against Maryland.

With a trip to the finals on the line, expect both sides to step up, resulting in the total being surpassed.

Bet: Over 148.5 Points (-110)

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