- BetOnline, Bovada, and BetUS have 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament odds with point spreads and totals for the Final Four
- Friday’s national semifinals will see No. 1 Stanford play No. 1 South Carolina and No. 1 UConn face No. 3 Arizona.
- The Women’s Championship Game will be played in the Alamodome in San Antonio on Sunday
While the legacy of the 2021 NCAA women’s basketball tournament will be the gender equity gaps it exposed in college sports, the March games proved every bit as entertaining as always.
The Final Four field includes three No. 1 seeds: South Carolina, who advanced to the Final Four for the third time in the past six tournaments, their semi-final opponents in Stanford, who are making the 14th Final Four appearance, and UConn, who will need to advance past Arizona to win their 12th NCAA championship.
Let’s check out the odds for Friday’s matchups and place our bets on who will advance to the championship game. Also, make sure to refer to our Ultimate March Madness Betting Strategy Guide if you need any tips or advice.
Women’s NCAA Tournament Final Four Odds
|Arizona||+13½ (-110)||+700||Ov 127 (-110)|
|Connecticut||-13½ (-110)||-1200||Un 127 (-110)|
|Stanford||-6 (-110)||-265||Ov 133.5 (-110)|
|South Carolina||+6 (-110)||+220||Un 133.5 (-110)|
Huskies huge favorites over Arizona
After benefiting from a controversial no-call in the closing seconds of their Elite Eight victory over Baylor on Monday, UConn opened as a 13.5-point favorite over an Arizona team making its national semifinals debut.
The Wildcats are led by Pac-12 player of the year Aari McDonald, who scored 64 points in the past two games alone, but Geno Auriemma’s club has one of the best team defenses in the sport.
Bron and others tweeted about the missed foul call at the end of UConn-Baylor.
“I probably doubt that in his career he’s ever won a game and decided to give it back because he looked at it and went, ‘That was a foul’
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 30, 2021
Seeking their first title since 2016, the Huskies have a star guard of their own in Paige Bueckers. Having just become the first freshman ever to win The Associated Press’ women’s basketball player of the year award, the 19-year-old Minnesota native has averaged 22.5 points in four tournament games, leading UConn to a 28-1 overall record and its 13th consecutive Final Four.
We like the Huskies to cover the spread and keep the school’s hopes for a 12th championship alive.
Stanford vs. South Carolina
Stanford, the top overall seed in this year’s tournament, rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit (its largest comeback of the past four seasons) to defeat Louisville in the Elite Eight. In its 14th Final Four appearance under Coach Tara VanDerveer, the Cardinal are 6-point favorites in Friday’s matchup against the Gamecocks, who advanced with a 62-34 win over Texas.
Stanford is on the verge of breaking the record for the most three-pointers in Women’s NCAA Tournament history, but South Carolina’s calling card is suffocating defense – three of their four tournament opponents have scored 53 or fewer points, so we strongly recommend banging the UNDER on 133.5 at BetUS.
Stanford overcame a 12-point halftime deficit against Louisville to advance to the Final Four.
The Cardinal’s 50 three-pointers are tied for the 3rd-most in a single tournament in Women’s NCAA Tournament history. The only teams with more are 2015 UConn (54) and 2016 UConn (53). pic.twitter.com/PbexTQONYD
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 31, 2021
While many believe the Cardinals are the best team in the country, look for South Carolina to hang with them until the very end. Give us the Gamecocks to cover the 6 points.
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