Miami vs Villanova Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 24 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Back a Low-Scoring Game)

Miami vs Villanova Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 24 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Back a Low-Scoring Game)


Miami vs Villanova Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
  • Miami (21-12) vs. No. 10 Villanova (30-6)
  • Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Bon Secours Wellness Arena -- Greenville, SC
  • Coverage: ESPN

The 2023 NCAA Women's Tournament continues on Friday with a Sweet 16 matchup between the Miami Hurricanes and Villanova Wildcats. Miami is aiming to earn an Elite 8 spot for the first time in school history, while Villanova is looking to advance past the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003.

Miami is coming off an exciting 70-68 upset win over 1-seed Indiana as Lola Pendande led the way with 19 points & 7 rebounds. Meanwhile, Villanova picked apart Florida Gulf Coast in a 76-57 victory behind Lucy Olson's double-double (23 points & 10 rebounds).

Which team will advance with a win? Let's take a closer look.

Miami vs Villanova Odds & Spread

Villanova enters this contest as a small favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 130.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.

Miami vs Villanova Prediction & Pick

Credit Miami's long ball in keying their upset as the Hurricanes shot 8-of-14 from beyond the arc (57.1%). It didn't matter if the shot was contested or wide open, Miami was cashing in on the opportunity to keep up with a powerful Indiana offense. Another tough matchup is slated for Friday.

Villanova allows only 55.1 points per away game this season, while Miami is giving up 68.3 points per away game. That is a noticeable difference considering this game is being played on a neutral court in Greenville. The Wildcats also hold opponents to a shooting percentage of 37.6% (No. 53 in NCAA).

Look for Maddie Siegrist (29.2 points per game) to ball out and guide the Wildcats to the Elite 8.

Final Score Prediction: Miami: 60 | Villanova: 66

Miami vs Villanova Best Bet

It's going to take some time for Miami to adjust to Villanova's aggressive style of defense, which should lead to a slow-paced game here. Fewer than 131 points have been scored in six of Villanova's last 10 games overall as well as in five of Miami's last nine games overall. Trust those trends to continue.

Expect a lot of contested jumpers and turnovers late in the shot clock in this Sweet 16 showdown.

Bet: Under 130.5 Total Points (-110)

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