Maryland vs South Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 27 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (SC Wins Big)

Maryland vs South Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 27 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (SC Wins Big)


Maryland vs South Carolina Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
  • No. 2 Maryland (28-6) vs. No. 1 South Carolina (35-0)
  • Date: Monday, March 27, 2023
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Bon Secours Wellness Arena -- Greenville, SC
  • Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament continues with an Elite 8 Greenville 1 matchup between the No. 2 Maryland Terrapins and No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks.

Maryland advanced past the Sweet 16 with a huge 76-59 win over No. 3 Notre Dame as Shyanne Sellers and Diamond Miller each had 18 points. Meanwhile, South Carolina's elite defense was on full display in its decisive 59-43 victory against No. 4 UCLA.

Can Maryland be the first team to beat the Gamecocks this season? Or will South Carolina remain flawless for at least one more game?

Maryland 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 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 134.5 points with the over being favored at -115 odds.

Maryland vs South Carolina Prediction & Pick

Playing in the Elite 8 isn't a new experience for South Carolina. While this is Maryland's first Elite 8 appearance since 2015, it's the Gamecocks' fifth since 2017. What's even more impressive is that they went on to the Final Four on three of those occasions, including when they won the 2021-22 National Championship.

As great as Maryland can be, it won't get enough going to win. South Carolina has held each of its first three tournament opponents to 42.7 PPG on 28.2% shooting, winning by an average of 26.3 points. With gifted players like Aliyah Boston and Zia Cooke leading the charge, the Gamecocks will put this game out of reach as well.

Back South Carolina's championship experience to give it the edge here.

Final Score Prediction: South Carolina: 76 | Maryland: 60

Maryland vs South Carolina Best Bet

Covering double-digit spreads is tough, but South Carolina hasn't had issues blowing out opponents all season long. In fact, the Gamecocks have beaten each of their last six opponents by at least a 15-point margin.

Considering how South Carolina already creamed Maryland 81-56 back in November, I'm confident that the Gamecocks will cover as -14.5 favorites tonight.

Bet: South Carolina -14.5 (-115)

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