LSU vs Virginia Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 31 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Defense Reigns Supreme)
By Larry Rupp
LSU vs Virginia Tech Game Info
- 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
- No. 9 LSU (32-2) vs. No. 4 Virginia Tech (31-4)
- Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
- Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
- Venue: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, TX
- Coverage: ESPN
The 2023 NCAA Women's Tournament continues on Friday with a Final Four matchup between the LSU Tigers and Virginia Tech Hokies. Both programs are coming off exciting Elite 8 wins and are in search of the first NCAA Championship appearance in school history. Fans are in for a geat battle.
LSU outlasted Miami in a 54-42 win on Sunday as Alexis Morris tallied a team-high 21 points and Angel Reese grabbed 18 rebounds. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech pulled away in an 84-74 victory over Ohio State behind Elizabeth Kitley's big day (25 points & 12 rebounds). Which team will win on Friday?
LSU vs Virginia Tech Odds & Spread
- All women's college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: LSU: (-118) | VTECH: (-104)
- Spread: LSU: -1.5 (-105) | VTECH: +1.5 (-114)
- Total: 134.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
LSU enters this contest as a slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 134.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.
LSU vs Virginia Tech Prediction & Pick
Head coach Kim Mulkey took the job at LSU only two years ago and had nine new players to coach heading into this season, with most coming via the transfer portal. She had no issues making what she had in front of her thrive, though, and has done a remarkable job keeping the team focused.
That may not be enough to beat a dominant Virginia Tech team. The Hokies enter this one on a 15-game winning streak and 12 of those wins have come by a double-digit margin. They are controlling matchups on the boards as they have out-rebounded every single opponent in the month of March.
Virginia Tech does the little things well as it ranks ahead of LSU in statistical categories such as turnovers per game, free throw percentage and personal fouls per game. In a game that is expected to come down to the wire, those small parts of the game will make all the difference. Back the Hokies.
Final Score Prediction: LSU: 63 | Virginia Tech: 66
LSU vs Virginia Tech Best Bet
This matchup screams defensive battle. Both sides dominate the defensive boards, meaning there will be little second-chance opportunities to score. Not only that, but the Tigers and Hokies each rank among the top 25 teams in points allowed per game. Getting stops has been the key to success.
Less than 135 total points have been scored in six of the eight NCAA Tournaments involving either LSU or Virginia Tech. Back a slow-paced battle with defensive highlights all over the place on Friday.
Bet: Under 134.5 Points (-110)
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