Tennessee vs Virginia Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 25 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Hokies Advance)

Tennessee vs Virginia Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 25 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Hokies Advance)


Tennessee vs Virginia Tech Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
  • No. 23 Tennessee (25-11) vs. No. 4 Virginia Tech (29-4)
  • Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Climate Pledge Arena -- Seattle, WA
  • Coverage: ESPN2

The 2023 NCAA Women's Tournament continues on Saturday with a Sweet 16 matchup between the Tennessee Volunteers and Virginia Tech Hokies. Tennessee is aiming to earn its first Elite 8 trip since 2016, while Virginia Tech is looking to advance past the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history.

Tennessee crushed Toledo in a 94-47 second-round win as it shot 46.1% from the floor and drained 11 three-pointers. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech defeated South Dakota State in a 72-60 victory behind Elizabeth Kitley's double-double (14 points and 14 rebounds).

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

Tennessee vs Virginia Tech Odds & Spread

Neither team enters with an edge on the moneyline or spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds, making this game a toss-up. This 6:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 138.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.

Tennessee vs Virginia Tech Prediction & Pick

Virginia Tech is one of only two No. 1 seeds left in this year's tournament and is seeking its first Elite 8 trip in school history. This season has already been legendary for the Hokies as they have tallied 12 Quadrant 1 wins and eight Quadrant 2 wins, both of which are tied for the fourth-best mark in the nation.

Beating Tennessee will be no easy task, but Virginia Tech enters with a major edge on the defensive side of the ball. The Hokies are allowing 56.4 points per game (No. 22 in NCAA), while the Volunteers are giving up 65.8 points per game (No. 218 in NCAA). Contesting shots will be vital in this showdown.

Virginia Tech is in the midst of a 13-game winning streak and I see it growing to 14 on Saturday.

Final Score Prediction: Tennessee: 66 | Virginia Tech: 72

Tennessee vs Virginia Tech Best Bet

It's worth noting that Tennessee ranks 216th when it comes to personal fouls per game (17.5), meaning Virginia Tech should have chances to build a lead at the free throw line, where it shoots 75.2% (No. 59 in NCAA). That makes a huge difference in a game that is expected to be decided in the final quarter.

Virginia Tech beat Tennessee in Knoxville by 3 points in December and I expect a similar result here.

Bet: Virginia Tech Hokies ML (-110)

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