Women’s March Madness Odds: UConn vs Iowa, NC State vs South Carolina Lines, Spread, Betting Trends

Women's March Madness odds are on the board for the Final Four, and the teams people wanted around are still around. Iowa scoring machine Caitlin Clark and her top-seeded Hawkeyes are in one semifinal, while fellow No. 1 seed and unbeaten South Carolina is in the other.

Both bookmakers and bettors want to see Iowa and South Carolina collide in a Sunday night national title showdown.

Here's everything you need to know about the Women's March Madness odds Final Four market: action, movement and betting trends. Check back regularly for updates, as bookmakers provide their insights on Women's Final Four odds. And if you're a college hoops bettor in North Carolina, registration is now available, as all the top North Carolina sportsbooks are live.

Women's March Madness Odds

No. 3 UConn vs No. 1 Iowa Odds

Paige Bueckers hopes to help UConn knock out Caitlin Clark and Iowa. (Getty)
  • Opening point spread: Iowa -2.5
  • Opening moneyline: Iowa -140/UConn +120
  • Opening total: Over/Under 163 points scored
  • Time: 9:30 p.m. ET Friday (ESPN)

UPDATE 8 P.M. FRIDAY: Ninety minutes pre-tip, Iowa is a 3.5-point favorite on Caesars Sports' Women's Final Four odds board. Iowa opened -2.5 on Tuesday, spent much of the week at -3 and went to -3.5 this afternoon.

The line briefly got as high as Hawkeyes -4 earlier this evening.

"We took a few respected bets on the 'dog +4, which brought us back to 3.5," Caesars lead college basketball trader Rich Zanco said. "The betting public continues to bet into the Caitlin Clark story. They're all over the Caitlin Clark props, too, betting the Over on all those – points, assists, rebounds.

"It's a pretty big decision. The desired outcome is for UConn not only to cover, but win the game."

Caesars' total toggled between the 162.5 opener and 162 during the week, but it's up to 163.5 tonight.

"Lots of bets are coming in on the Over. We'll need the Under, and it's a pretty good decision," Zanco said.

UPDATE 3 P.M. ET FRIDAY: Iowa opened -3 in TwinSpires' Women's March Madness odds market. The Hawkeyes are now -2.5, while taking 77% of tickets/72% of money on the spread.

"The public is all over Iowa, as expected. However, we saw some sharp play on UConn +3," TwinSpires director of retail sports Zachary Lucas said.

TwinSpires' total inched from 163 to 162.5, with 61% of tickets on the Over/55% of dollars on the Under.

UPDATE 8 P.M. ET WEDNESDAY: Iowa (33-4 SU) faces the much tougher semifinal challenge, meeting perennial title contender UConn (33-5 SU).

The Hawkeyes haven't moved off the -2.5 opener on The SuperBook's Women's Final Four odds board. The line opened in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday.

"There's a lot of love for the Hawkeyes right now, both on the spread and moneyline," Degnon said. "There are also some smaller bets on the Under, and we are down a full point from the opener."

The SuperBook's total went from 163 to 162.5 mid-morning Tuesday, then to 162 Tuesday afternoon. And although the spread is stable at UConn -2.5, the Huskies' moneyline moved from -140 to -150.

Iowa advanced to the Final Four with its 94-87 victory over No. 3 seed LSU, avenging a loss in last season's championship game. Clark scored 41 points in the Monday night victory.

UConn dispatched No. 1 seed Southern Cal 80-73 to reach the national semifinals.

No. 3 NC State vs South Carolina Odds

Chloe Kitts and South Carolina are aiming for a perfect 38-0 season. (Getty)
  • Opening point spread: South Carolina -11.5
  • Opening moneyline: South Carolina -900/NC State +600
  • Opening total: Over/Under 139.5 points scored
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET Friday (ESPN)

UPDATE 5:45 P.M. ET FRIDAY: With tipoff 75 minutes out, South Carolina is laying 11.5 points in Caesars Sports' Women's March Madness odds Final Four market. The Gamecocks opened -11 and toggled between -11/-11.5 throughout the week, with the latest move coming this afternoon.

"It's similar to how they're betting the N.C. State men. We're seeing N.C. State moneyline bets, taking the plus-money there. And on the spread, I'd say seven out of every 10 tickets have been on the favorite South Carolina," Caesars college basketball trader Will Bernanke said. "So they're laying the points with the favorite and taking the 'dog on the moneyline."

That would make a South Carolina win/N.C. State cover a fairly ideal outcome. Bernanke said an N.C. State outright upset would be the best outcome when taking into account action on tonight's game and in the championship futures market.

But what oddsmakers and bettors really want is the most attractive championship matchup Sunday: Iowa vs. South Carolina.

"Our biggest futures liability is Iowa. But from a handle perspective, we'd rather have South Carolina vs. Iowa on Sunday. Handle would be through the roof for that game," Bernanke said.

Caesars opened the total at 139.5, dipped to 139 Wednesday morning and returned to 139.5 Thursday night.

"There's not much action on the total," Bernanke said.

UPDATE 3 P.M. ET FRIDAY: With four hours until tip time, South Carolina is 11.5-point chalk on TwinSpires Sportsbook's Women's Final Four odds board. That matches the opening number, and the Gamecocks spent time at -12 this week, too.

Underdog N.C. State is is seeing 58% of spread tickets/66% of spread money.

"The public is grabbing the points in this matchup. N.C. State moneyline is seeing 3/1 tickets and 5/1 money, as well. South Carolina has flown under the radar all tournament," TwinSpires director of retail sports Zachary Lucas said.

UPDATE 8:30 P.M. ET WEDNESDAY: Late Sunday evening, The SuperBook opened South Carolina (36-0 SU) a healthy 11.5-point chalk vs. N.C. State (31-6 SU). There's been zero movement since then, not even on the juice.

"There are more spread bets on South Carolina, laying the big number. But there are some smaller bets on the N.C. State moneyline," SuperBook senior risk supervisor Casey Degnon said.

The total opened at 139.5 and inched to 139 this morning in The SuperBook's Women's March Madness odds Final Four market.

"Not a ton of liability there. Some parlays tied to the Over," Degnon said.

South Carolina topped No. 3 seed Oregon Sate 70-58 Sunday to reach the Final Four. N.C. State took out No. 1 seed Texas 76-66.