It's a battle of women's college basketball powers on Friday night when the Connecticut Huskies (29-5) take on the Stanford Cardinal (32-3) in the Final Four of the 2022 Women's NCAA Tournament. The Cardinal are the defending national champions, and the Huskies have won a record 11 national titles. This is the sixth Final Four meeting between the teams, the last coming in 2014, a 76-57 Huskies victory.
Tip-off at the Target Center in Minneapolis is set for 9:30 p.m. ET. The Cardinal are 1.5-point favorites in the latest UConn vs. Stanford 2022 Women's NCAA Tournament odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under for total points scored is 130.5.
Before you make your Stanford vs. UConn bets or lock in any Women's NCAA Tournament predictions, you NEED to see what women's college basketball experts Calvin Wetzel and Aaron Barzilai are saying.
Barzilai is a Ph.D. from Stanford who served as Director of Basketball Analytics for the Philadelphia 76ers. Five years ago, he founded HerHoopStats.com -- a groundbreaking website that unlocks insights about the women's game. Wetzel, the site's lead betting writer, incorporates his mathematical background and strong knowledge of women's NCAA hoops to turn the site's prediction model into picks.
Barzilai and Wetzel got off to a fast start with SportsLine as they went 13-7 on their first 20 picks. Currently, they are 590-430 overall (+127.40 units, +13.6 percent) in the 2021-22 women's college basketball season. Anyone who has followed them has seen HUGE returns.
Barzilai and Wetzel know Stanford is on an excellent run and has 23 consecutive victories. Its last loss came against fellow Final Four participant South Carolina in December. The Cardinal score 74 points per game and allow 56.6, ranking eighth in the nation in scoring margin. They are fourth in the nation in blocked shots (6.3) and average more than three rebounds more than the Huskies. Cameron Brink, who is 6-foot-4, averages a team-high 13.4 points while grabbing 8.1 rebounds and blocking 2.6 shots.
The experts also know that UConn is 4-1 in the five previous Final Four meetings, including a victory in the 2010 national-title game. The Huskies average 74.8 points and allow 54.6, ranking second in the nation in scoring margin. They also are second in shooting percentage (48.2), while opponents shoot just 35.6 percent (17th). Four players score in double figures, with Paige Bueckers and Christyn Williams sharing the team lead at 14.7 per game and combining for 7.4 rebounds, 6.3 assists and three steals.
Wetzel and Barzilai have taken a close look at the UConn vs. Stanford matchup from every angle and revealed their picks. They're leaning Under on the total and they also have found a critical X-factor that has them jumping one side of the spread? You ABSOLUTELY need to see their breakdown before locking in any women's college basketball picks of your own.
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