LSU vs Iowa Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 2 NCAA Women's Championship Game (Hawkeyes Take Home the Gold)

LSU vs Iowa Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 2 NCAA Women's Championship Game (Hawkeyes Take Home the Gold)


LSU vs Iowa Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Women's Championship Game
  • No. 3 LSU (33-2) vs. No. 2 Iowa (31-6)
  • Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, TX
  • Coverage: ABC, ESPN+

The 2022-23 NCAA Women's Championship Game is finally here as the No. 3 LSU Tigers are set to go one-on-one with the No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes.

LSU advanced to the championship game with a 79-72 victory over No. 1 Virginia Tech, Meanwhile, Caitlin Clark's second 40-point effort (41 points) in as many games helped lift Iowa to a 77-73 win over then-undefeated No. 1 South Carolina.

Which side will walk out on top when the dust settles?

LSU vs Iowa Odds & Spread

Iowa enters this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 160.5 points with the under being favored at -112 odds.

LSU vs Iowa Prediction & Pick

Both sides enter the NCAA Championship Game with a ton of momentum behind them. LSU has won 10 of its last 11 games and is currently on a five-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Iowa has rattled off eight consecutive victories and just eliminated the country's best team to get to the finals.

After taking down South Carolina, I just don't see Iowa being stopped. It's even harder to imagine when Caitlin Clark is playing like the best player in college basketball at the moment. She's averaging 32.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 10.4 assists at the tournament thus far and after back-to-back 41-point outings, I can't see her slowing down.

Back the Hawkeyes to take home the crown.

Final Score Prediction: Iowa: 83 | LSU: 77

LSU vs Iowa Best Bet

Even though I expect to see some impressive offensive play Sunday, don't count on the 160.5-point total being surpassed. For starters, Iowa's five tournament games thus far have only seen an average of 154.4 points scored while LSU has finished with fewer than 160.5 in nine straight games.

Even if Clark dominates again, I don't see it being enough to help LSU and Iowa go over 160.5 points.

Bet: Under 160.5 Points (-112)

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