Notre Dame vs Maryland Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 25 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Trust the Offenses)
By Larry Rupp
Notre Dame vs Maryland Game Info
- 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
- No. 11 Notre Dame (27-5) vs. No. 6 Maryland (27-6)
- Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
- Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
- Venue: Bon Secours Wellness Arena -- Greenville, SC
- Coverage: ESPN
The 2023 NCAA Women's Tournament continues on Saturday with a Sweet 16 matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Maryland Terrapins. Notre Dame is aiming to earn its first Elite 8 spot since 2019, while Maryland is looking to get past the Sweet 16 for the 11th time in school history.
Notre Dame snuck by Mississippi State in a 53-48 second-round victory as Lauren Ebo posted a double-double (10 points & 18 rebounds). Meanwhile, Maryland pulled away from Arizona in a 77-64 win behind Diamond Miller's big day (24 points & 7 assists). Which team will advance with a victory?
Notre Dame vs Maryland Odds & Spread
- All women's college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: ND: (+176) | MARY: (-220)
- Spread: ND: +5.5 (-118) | MARY: -5.5 (-104)
- Total: 137.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Maryland enters this contest as a notable favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 11:30 a.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 137.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.
Notre Dame vs Maryland Prediction & Pick
Both of these teams made it through the first two rounds relatively unscathed, but this is where the real competition begins. Notre Dame and Maryland have each beaten a handful of top 25 programs this year and rank among the top 40 teams in average scoring margin. They know how to win games.
It's important to focus on one facet of this matchup and that is defense. The Fighting Irish rank 42nd in terms of points allowed per game (58.4), while the Terrapins check in 281st in that category (68.5). Maryland is also giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.1% (No. 223 in NCAA).
Balance is more crucial than ever at this point in the tournament, so give me Notre Dame in an upset.
Final Score Prediction: Notre Dame: 72 | Maryland: 70
Notre Dame vs Maryland Best Bet
This total jumps out as far too low in a matchup between two teams averaging at least 74.3 points per game. After all, more than 137 points have been scored in nine of Maryland's last 12 game overall. The Terrapins cannot stop anyone from scoring and should have no trouble keeping up in a shootout.
Sit back and root for points as two of the more storied programs in women's basketball battle it out.
Bet: Over 137.5 Total Points (-110)
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