Virginia Tech vs Ohio State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 27 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Back the Under)

Virginia Tech vs Ohio State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 27 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Back the Under)


Virginia Tech vs Ohio State Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
  • No. 4 Virginia Tech (30-4) vs. No. 12 Ohio State (28-7)
  • Date: Monday, March 27, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Climate Pledge Arena -- Seattle, WA
  • Coverage: ESPN

The 2023 NCAA Women's Tournament continues on Monday with an Elite 8 matchup between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Virginia Tech Hokies. Ohio State is aiming to earn its first Final Four trip since 1993, while Virginia Tech is looking to advance past the Elite 8 for the first time in history.

Ohio State outlasted UConn in a 73-61 Sweet 16 victory as Catie McMahon scored a team-high 23 points. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech beat Tennessee by a score of 73-64 on Saturday thanks to Georgia Amoore's big day (29 points, 6 rebounds & 5 assists). Which team will move on to the Final Four?

Virginia Tech vs Ohio State Odds & Spread

Virginia Tech enters this contest as a slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 140.5 points with the under favored at -115 odds.

Virginia Tech vs Ohio State Prediction & Pick

Virginia Tech continues to prove in each round why it was awarded the final No. 1 seed in this year's tournament. The Hokies are now a combined 22-4 (.846) against Quadrant 1 & Quadrant 2 opponents this season and are riding a 14-game winning streak that features 11 wins by a double-digit margin.

There's a lot to like about Virginia Tech's chances of winning again and that is because of its defense. The Hokies allow 56.6 points per game (No. 23 in NCAA), while the Buckeyes give up 68.0 points per game (No. 268 in NCAA). Ohio State also allows a shooting percentage of 42.7% (No. 293 in NCAA).

I expect the Hokies secure their first ever trip to the Final Four behind a dominant defensive outing.

Final Score Prediction: Virginia Tech: 70 | Ohio State: 64

Virginia Tech vs Ohio State Best Bet

It's surprising to see this total listed at 140.5 considering five of the NCAA Tournament games that have featured either Ohio State or Virginia Tech has finished with less than 141 total points. There has been no shortage of defensive stops and lengthy offensive possessions as of late with these squads.

Look for each head coach to employ a methodical attack in a game that could come down to the wire.

Bet: Under 140.5 Total Points (-115)

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