Colorado vs Iowa Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 24 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Hawkeyes' Offense Shines)
By Larry Rupp
Colorado vs Iowa Game Info
- 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
- No. 20 Colorado (25-8) vs. No. 2 Iowa (28-6)
- Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: Climate Pledge Arena -- Seattle, WA
- Coverage: ESPN
The 2023 NCAA Women's Tournament continues on Friday with a great Sweet 16 matchup between the Colorado Buffaloes and Iowa Hawkeyes. Colorado is looking to earn its first Elite 8 appearance since 2002, while Iowa is aiming to advance past the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in school history.
Colorado is coming off a thrilling 61-53 overtime victory over Duke in the second round as JaQuaya Miller dropped 17 points and 14 rebounds. Meanwhile, Iowa pulled away from Georgia in a 74-66 win thanks to Caitlin Clark's big day (22 points and 12 assists).
Which team will advance with a victory? Let's dive in.
Colorado vs Iowa Odds & Spread
- All women's college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: COL: (+198) | IOWA: (-250)
- Spread: COL: +5.5 (-104) | IOWA: -5.5 (-118)
- Total: 145.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Iowa enters this contest as a moderate favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 145.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.
Colorado vs Iowa Prediction & Pick
Iowa enters Friday night as one of the more battle-tested teams left in the tourney. The Hawkeyes are 11-6 against Quadrant 1 opponents this season and each of their five best wins came against a team ranked among the AP Poll's top 20. A powerful offense has been the catalyst to their success.
Head coach Lisa Marie Bluder's squad ranks first in points per game (87.4) and shooting percentage (60.0%). Their scoring average only dips slightly when away from home this season (85.9). On the other side, Colorado sees its scoring average drop from 74.1 to 64.9 PPG outside the CU Events Center.
Colorado doesn't have the offensive talent to keep up in this one, so back Iowa with confidence.
Final Score Prediction: Colorado: 69 | Iowa: 79
Colorado vs Iowa Best Bet
Iowa enters this one on a hot streak after winning nine of its last 10 games with seven of those victories coming by more than 5 points. Colorado had lost three of its last five games entering the NCAA Tournament and needed overtime to get to this point. There's nothing dominant about the Buffaloes.
Clark is the best player on the court here, so trust the junior sharpshooter to guide a path to victory.
Bet: Iowa Hawkeyes -5.5 (-118)
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