NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: UConn Vs. USC Elite Eight March Madness Odds

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Written By Giovanni Shorter | Last Updated
Uconn Women's Basketball Odds

It’s a heavyweight bout tonight as the UConn Huskies face the USC Trojans in this women’s Elite Eight showdown. Huskies star Paige Bueckers is facing off against Trojans freshman sensation JuJu Watkins to earn a spot in the Final Four. With such a massive matchup, North Carolina sportsbooks are hosting a slew of UConn Women’s basketball odds for locals.

Tip-off is at 9:15 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN. Let’s break down everything bettors need to know about this matchup.

UConn Women’s Basketball Odds Vs. USC: March Madness Elite Eight

The best sports betting sites have UConn as a 3.5-point favorite and near -165 on the moneyline.

Game Preview

This is the first time these teams will face one another in the tournament. While the Huskies have maintained a strong culture of winning over the years, USC has not made it to the Women’s Finals Four since 1986. History is on the side of the Huskies but the stats reflect a similar trend. USC is coming off a tough 74-70 win against Baylor in the Sweet 16 that saw the Trojans battle to claim the lead after entering the fourth quarter with a 57-53 deficit.

A heroic performance from JuJu Watkins (30 PTS, 6 REB, 4 BLK) allowed a 21-13 fourth-quarter run to clinch the win. UConn has not allowed opponents to keep the game too close, meaning USC would have to play perfectly for a late-game run is not guaranteed against the Huskies.

UConn Vs. USC Elite Eight Player Prop Odds

The injury-riddled Huskies have been plowing through the tournament with a short bench behind the strong output of Paige Bueckers. The star senior is averaging 27.8 points on 52% shooting from the field while taking in 8.5 rebounds alongside 4.5 assists per night throughout the tournament. Her strong performance has pushed the Huskies to win every matchup by a winning margin of 9.5 points.

Paige Bueckers Odds

Aaliyah Edwards Odds

Alongside Bueckers is her crime partner, Aaliyah Edwards, bringing in 14.3 points with 9.3 rebounds in the tournament. All while nursing a broken nose. Edwards’s offensive game has been impressively efficient as well. During the 53-45 victory against Duke in the Sweet 16, she shot 6/7 from the field, only missing a single shot.

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Underdog is hosting player Pick Em lines for Paige Bueckers and JuJu Watkins. Both players have been stat stuffers so far in the tournament. But will they be able to perform in the same capacity when facing one another for a trip to the Final Four?

Paige Bueckers

  • 26.5 Points
  • 6.5 1Q Points
  • 13.4 1H Points
  • 37.5 PTS + REB + AST
  • 7.0 Rebounds
  • 2.5 3-Pointers Made
  • 0.5 Double-Doubles

JuJu Watkins

  • 27.5 Points
  • 6.5 1Q Points
  • 13.5 1H Points
  • 37.5 PTS + REB + AST
  • 7.0 Rebounds
  • 2.5 3-Pointers Made
  • 0.5 Double-Doubles