The NCAA Tournament Women’s Final Four picks are for the Maryland-Notre Dame game which begins at 6:30pm EST, while the UConn-Stanford matchup is slated for Sunday night at 8:30pm EST. These are pretty academic so let’s just break it down. Even if you’re not going to watch the game, this is practically free money.
The only other undefeated team in the country is Notre Dame, who went 32-0 SU this season while crushing everyone they faced so far in the tournament with a staggering +23.5 point differential. Defensively they’ve silenced good teams like Baylor and nobody’s prevented them from scoring 80.0+ points in a game. A bare, double digit spread shouldn’t intimidate you to the other side here.
Since a narrow loss to UNC in the ACC Tournament that was a huge upset, the Terrapins have gotten down to business by winning their last four games to earn a berth in NCAA Tournament Women’s Final Four picks, but nobody should be backing them. They’ve narrowly beaten Louisville, Tennessee and Texas by a measly +6.3 point differential in their last three games. While they’re a great defensive team, nobody’s been able to slow down Notre Dame. I’ve told you that the NCAA Tournament Women’s Final Four picks were straight forward. There really isn’t much more to say. Maryland is way out of their depth in this matchup.
Speaking of forgone conclusions, the undefeated Huskies continue to roll through the tournament after blasting everyone in their path. If this line seems gargantuan, it’s because it is, but UConn has also decimated everyone in tournament play thus far with an eye popping +22.1 point differential in their last 7 games. Of course, they’re undefeated and 7-0 ATS during those games.
Can Stanford stand in their way? They can definitely do that literally, but stopping UConn on their path to a fourth championship in six years seems incredibly unlikely. The Cardinal and Huskies have been on a collision course ever since the NCAA Tournament women’s bracket was released, and they were always destined to meet in the Final Four. For their part, Stanford is averaging a pretty nominal +18.0 point differential in their last four games, while going 4-0 SU to get here.
Still it’s impossible to leverage any type of take against UConn when it comes to important games. These ladies haven’t lost a game all year. I doubt that they surrender a defeat to Stanford, who’ve only lost two games this year by a combined -9.0 points. Even with a double-digit spread, UConn is the team to back in NCAA Tournament Women’s Final Four picks without any overthinking.