Miami vs LSU Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 26 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Expect a Close-Fought Showdown)

Miami vs LSU prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022-23 NCAA Tournament game.
Miami vs LSU prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022-23 NCAA Tournament game. / AP Photos/Matthew Hinton

Miami vs LSU Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
  • No. 9 Miami (22-12) vs. No. 3 LSU (31-2)
  • Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Bon Secours Wellness Arena -- Greenville, SC
  • Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament continues with an Elite 8 Greenville 2 matchup between the No. 9 Miami Hurricanes and No. 3 LSU Tigers.

Jasmyne Roberts' team-high 26 points helped lift Miami past No. 4 Villanova in a 70-65 victory. Meanwhile, LSU came out on top in a 66-63 win over No. 2 Utah, led by LaDazhia Williams' 24-point effort on 11-of-14 shooting.

Which side is destined to make it to the Final Four?

Miami vs LSU Odds & Spread

LSU enters this contest as a clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 136.5 points with the under being favored at -115 odds.

Miami vs LSU Prediction & Pick

It's hard to doubt LSU when it's lost just two games all season. The Tigers get the job done with an elite defense that only allows 57.2 PPG (T-No. 26) on 35.5% shooting. Although Miami's defense is strong too, allowing 64.5 PPG over the last three contests, LSU has surrendered just 51.7 PPG over that stretch.

LSU also has the offensive advantage, scoring the fifth-most points in the country (82.8 PPG) while Miami scores nearly 13 fewer points on average (70.4 PPG, No. 78). Considering how the Hurricanes have been held to 70 or fewer points in three tournament games thus far, I like the Tigers' odds of moving on to the Final Four.

Final Score Prediction: LSU: 74 | Miami: 68

Miami vs LSU Best Bet

Even though I expect LSU to win, I don't see the 9.5-point spread being covered. Miami's defense is good enough to prevent things from getting out of hand. The Hurricanes have already defeated three higher seeds to get to this point and are used to dealing with adversity as well. The Tigers will still win; it just won't be a landslide like the odds project.

Bet: Miami +9.5 (-102)

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