SE Louisiana vs Iowa Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 17 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Lady Lions Sent Home)

SE Louisiana vs Iowa Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 17 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Lady Lions Sent Home)


SE Louisiana vs Iowa Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
  • SE Louisiana 21-9,8-8 Away) vs. No. 3 Iowa (26-6, 15-1 Home)
  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena -- Iowa City, Iowa
  • Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament continues with a first-round Seattle 4 matchup between the No. 15 SE Louisiana Lady Lions and No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes.

SE Louisiana heads into this matchup on a four-game winning streak, having just defeated Lamar 66-57 to capture the Southland Championship. Iowa has won its last four games, as well, though. The Hawkeyes' latest venture saw them blow Ohio State out 105-72 in the Big Ten Tournament final.

Which one will advance on Friday? Let's find out.

SE Louisiana vs Iowa Odds & Spread

Iowa enters this contest as a huge favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 140.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.

SE Louisiana vs Iowa Prediction & Pick

It's tough to imagine SE Louisiana getting the road win here. Iowa has been close to flawless at Carver-Hawkeye Arena this season, winning 15 of its previous 16 matchups thus far. The Lady Lions, on the other hand, are just .500 on the road, where they carry an average scoring margin of minus-0.7.

Iowa's offense has looked tremendous during its winning streak, averaging 87.3 points. For reference, SE Louisiana has only scored 80-plus points three times this season. Considering how the Hawkeyes own an NCAA-best 50.9% field-goal percentage while the Lady Lions sit at a 40.9% clip (No. 161), the home team won't have issues pulling away.

Look for Iowa to win this one without breaking a sweat.

Final Score Prediction: Iowa: 91 | SE Louisiana: 60

SE Louisiana vs Iowa Best Bet

For this game's best bet, I'm going with Iowa covering the spread. After all, SE Louisiana's offense is terrible on the road, failing to go over 70 points in 14 of the previous 16 away games. Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes have finished with 80-plus points at home 14 times this season.

After blowing out a strong Ohio State team by 33 points, look for Iowa to have another dominant performance against SE Louisiana.

Bet: Iowa -29.5 (-118)

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