Ohio State vs UConn Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 25 NCAA Women's Tournament Game (Huskies Dominate)
By Larry Rupp
Ohio State vs UConn Game Info
- 2022-23 NCAA Women's Tournament Game
- No. 12 Ohio State (27-7) vs. No. 7 UConn (31-5)
- Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
- Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
- Venue: Climate Pledge Arena -- Seattle, WA
- Coverage: ABC
The 2023 NCAA Women's Tournament continues on Saturday with a Sweet 16 matchup between the Ohio State Buckeyes and UConn Huskies. Ohio State is aiming to earn its first Elite 8 appearance since 1993, while UConn is looking to advance past the Sweet 16 for the 17th straight season.
Ohio State is coming off a close 71-69 second-round win over North Carolina where four different Buckeyes scored at least 14 points. Meanwhile, UConn picked apart Baylor in a 77-58 victory behind Azzi Fudd's team-high 22 points (9-of-22 shooting).
Which team will advance with a win on Saturday? Let's find out.
Ohio State vs UConn Odds & Spread
- All women's college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: OHIO ST: (+410) | UCONN: (-590)
- Spread: OHIO ST: +9.5 (-102) | UCONN: -9.5 (-120)
- Total: 144.5 -- Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)
UConn enters this contest as a considerable favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 144.5 points with the over favored at -114 odds.
Ohio State vs UConn Prediction & Pick
UConn is set to play in its 29th straight Sweet 16 gme on Saturday after beating its first two NCAA Tournament opponents by a combined 62 points. Ohio State has looked far less dominant so far, taking down a 14-seed James Madison by 14 points and barely escaping against North Carolina.
The Huskies have won 10 of their last 11 games and rank 25th in points per game (76.3) as well as 42nd in points allowed per game (58.4). Ohio State is eighth in points per game (80.4), but only 275th in points allowed per game (68.2). The Buckeyes are also just 8-7 straight up in their last 15 games.
Balance and momentum are both on the side of the Huskies, so take UConn to be the victor here.
Final Score Prediction: Ohio State: 65 | UConn: 80
Ohio State vs UConn Best Bet
Each of UConn's last five wins and five of Ohio State's last seven losses have come by a double-digit margin. The Huskies are loaded with star scorers as the entire starting lineup averages at least 11.6 points per game. That depth will be too much for the Buckeyes to compete with on Saturday evening.
Trust head coach Geno Auriemma to keep his dominance going with another big Sweet 16 victory.
Bet: UConn Huskies -9.5 (-120)
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