The Virginia Tech Hokies make their first Final Four appearance when they take on the LSU Tigers in the 2023 Women's NCAA Tournament on Friday. Virginia Tech never had gotten past the Sweet 16 until this year as it knocked off Tennessee before defeating Ohio State in the Elite Eight. LSU rolled past Miami on Sunday to reach the Final Four for the sixth time in program history and first since a five-year run from 2004-08.
Tipoff at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Tex. is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The Tigers are 2-point favorites in the latest LSU vs. Virginia Tech odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 134. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)
Before making any Virginia Tech vs. LSU picks, or Women's NCAA Tournament selections, you NEED to see what women's college basketball experts Calvin Wetzel and Aaron Barzilai have to say.
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 hoops to turn the site's prediction model into picks.
Barzilai and Wetzel went 590-430 overall (+127.40 units) during the 2021-22 women's college basketball campaign and posted a 406-255-5 record (+768.81 units) this past season. They also finished the WNBA regular season with a 54-44 mark in 2022. Anyone who has followed them has seen HUGE returns.
The experts know LSU is in good hands with head coach Kim Mulkey, who guided Baylor to three national championships during her 21-year tenure at the school. The Tigers had their third leading scorer of the Tournament in their 54-42 triumph over Miami as senior guard Alexis Morris topped the team with 21 points. Sophomore forward Angel Reese, who led LSU in scoring in its first two games of the tourney, posted her fifth straight double-double with 13 points and 18 rebounds.
Barzilai and Wetzel also know Virginia Tech faced its first deficit of the Tournament on Monday but overcame it and posted an 84-74 victory over Ohio State. A large portion of the Hokies' offense came from senior center Elizabeth Kitley and junior guard Georgia Amoore, who combined for 49 points. Kitley recorded 25 points and 12 rebounds for her program-record 56th double-double, while Amoore eclipsed the 20-point mark for the sixth straight game with 24.
Now, Wetzel and Barzilai have set their sights on the Women's Final Four and LSU vs. Virginia Tech. They offer their best bet for the contest and a breakdown of the matchup. You ABSOLUTELY need to see their pick and analysis before locking in any 2023 Women's NCAA Tournament picks of your own.
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