LSU vs Utah Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 24 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Elite Offenses Meet in Sweet 16)
By Larry Rupp
LSU vs Utah Game Info
- 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
- No. 9 LSU (30-2) vs. No. 8 Utah (27-4)
- Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
- Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
- Venue: Ben Secours Wellness Arena -- Greenville, SC
- Coverage: ESPN
The 2023 NCAA Women's Tournament continues on Friday with a great Sweet 16 matchup between the LSU Tigers and Utah Utes. The Tigers are aiming to earn their first Elite 8 appearance since 2008, while the Utes are looking to advance past the Sweet 16 for just the second time in school history.
LSU took care of business in a 66-42 second-round win over Michigan as Angel Reese balled out with 25 points to go along with 24 rebounds. Meanwhile, Utah snuck by Princeton in a 63-56 victory behind Alissa Pili's big day (28 points & 10 rebounds).
Which team will advance with a win on Friday? Let's explore.
LSU vs Utah Odds & Spread
- All women's college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: LSU: (-220) | UTAH: (+176)
- Spread: LSU: -5.5 (-104) | UTAH: +5.5 (-118)
- Total: 150.5 -- Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)
LSU enters this contest as a moderate favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 5 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 150.5 points with the Under being favored at -114 odds.
LSU vs Utah Prediction & Pick
Talk about an enticing matchup. LSU and Utah have combined for 19 Quadrant 1 wins this season and both rank among the AP Poll's top 10 teams in the nation. Keep in mind that these are also the two highest seeds left in the Greenville 2 region after top-seeded Indiana was stunned by Miami on Monday night.
There's a huge edge in this game and it favors the Tigers. LSU has posted an average rebound margin of +16.4 on the year (No. 2 in NCAA) and logs an impressive 46.9 rebounds per game (No. 3 in NCAA). Utah ranks 48th in average rebound margin (+5.5) and is tied for 145th in rebounds per game (37.1).
Second-chance opportunities will be what gives LSU an opportunity to build a comfortable lead.
Final Score Prediction: LSU: 81 | Utah: 76
LSU vs Utah Best Bet
It cannot be understated how well these two offenses have performed this season. Both Utah and LSU rank top-5 in scoring with at least 83.2 points per game. Not only that, but the Tigers and Utes also rank among the top 12 in shooting percentage (46.7% and 48.7%, respectively).
Trust players like Reese, Pili, Alexis Morris and Gianna Kneepkens to score some buckets on Friday.
Bet: Over 150.5 Total Points (-106)
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