Norfolk State vs South Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 17 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (SC Wins Big)

Norfolk State vs South Carolina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 17 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (SC Wins Big)


Norfolk State vs South Carolina Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
  • Norfolk State (26-6, 8-5 Away)) vs. No. 1 South Carolina (32-0, 15-0 Home)
  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Colonial Life Arena -- Columbia, South Carolina
  • Coverage: ESPN

Friday, March 17's 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament lineup features Greenville Region action as the No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks aim to remain undefeated when they take on the Norfolk State Spartans.

South Carolina demolished Tennessee 74-58 in its last outing to win the SEC Championship, improving to 32-0 in the process. Meanwhile, Norfolk State is on a three-game winning streak, most recently picking up a 56-52 win over Howard in the MEAC Championship final.

Which one will win here? Let's find out.

Norfolk State vs South Carolina Odds & Spread

South Carolina enters this contest as a clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 114.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.

Norfolk State vs South Carolina Prediction & Pick

The odds point to Norfolk State having virtually no shot of winning this game and it's hard to disagree. South Carolina is the best team in the country and its flawless record solidifies that. Furthermore, the Gamecocks have squashed their recent competition, winning their last 16 games by an average scoring margin of 24.4 points.

On top of that, South Carolina has the experience of winning last year's National Championship. For comparison, Norfolk State hasn't even made it to Round 2 since 1994. Even then, that was only at the Division II level.

South Carolina is the clear-cut better team and won't have an issue smoking Norfolk State to move on.

Final Score Prediction: South Carolina: 93 | Norfolk State: 55

Norfolk State vs South Carolina Best Bet

Although I fully expect South Carolina to advance, a 49.5-point spread is too big for my liking. Even with as dominant as they've been, the Gamecocks haven't won by 50-plus points since Jan. 5. While they're capable of a blowout, there's too much risk with a spread that big.

Expect Norfolk to get steamrolled, but not by 50 points.

Bet: Norfolk State +49.5 (-110)

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