NCAAW: #3 LSU vs #1 Virginia Tech Odds, and Picks (Mar 31)
- LSU shut down Miami on defense, winning by a score of 54-42.
- Virginia Tech defeated Ohio State, 84-74, making the Final Four.
- These two teams last met on November 25, 2001, in a game that LSU won 66-65.
LSU (32-2) and Virginia Tech (31-4) take each other in a key Final Four matchup. The Tigers broke a 15-year Final Four drought, while the Hokies made it for the 1st time. Neither team has made the final yet.
How to Watch
- Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
- When: Friday, March 31, 2023, at 7 p.m ET
- How to Watch: ESPN
LSU picked up another solid win against Miami. Their defense continues to be exceptional, giving up under 50 ppg in their 4 tourney games thus far. The Tigers will need to keep that up against Virginia Tech to potentially get a finals rematch with South Carolina. On the offensive end, LSU is led by Angel Reese, who is averaging 22 ppg in the tourney but has scored fewer in each successive game.
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Virginia Tech took down Ohio State in their first-ever Elite 8, earning a trip to the Final Four for the first time. They have an opportunity to continue their season of firsts with a trip to the title game, but will need to overcome an LSU team that is the Vegas favorite in this game, despite their lower seed. The Hokies are led by Elizabeth Kitley, who has averaged 16 ppg, 12 rbg, and 2 bpg in the tournament.
Virginia Tech is the higher seed in this game, but enters as the Vegas underdog. This may be a result of LSU’s better record and lethal defense. Even so, the Hokies led a deep ACC conference this season, and deserve to be considered the favorite in this game. I expect a relatively close and low-scoring game, with the Hokies ultimately pulling away for the win. I see them winning it by a score of 56-53.