Iowa-LSU Women’s Basketball Game Sets Betting Records

Monday night’s meetup between the Iowa Hawkeyes and LSU Tigers in the NCAAW Elite Eight smashed records for betting on women’s sports. ESPN reports that the game was the “most-bet women’s game of all time” at various sportsbooks, including the likes of BetMGM, FanDuel, Caesars, DraftKings, and ESPN BET. All the sportsbooks confirmed the milestone to ESPN.

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Tipico Sportsbook also announced big betting numbers on the Iowa-LSU game in a tweet:

FanDuel also confirmed the LSU-Iowa game was the most bet-on event on Monday at the sportsbook. It beat out professional sports, including all other basketball games, the MLB, and the NHL.

Caitlin Clark on the Rise

Caitlin Clark’s impact on these increases is hard to deny. The Iowa Hawkeyes star has increased viewership and betting on college games throughout the season and well into the Women’s March Madness Tournament. In Monday’s game, Clark and Co. brought the Hawkeyes to a 94-87 win over LSU, advancing to the Final Four. The Hawkeyes handily covered the spread, which sat in the 2-ish point range ahead of the game.

Where to Bet on Women’s NCAAB Games

Sportsbooks are available in more than 30 markets across the US. You can bet on NCAA games at almost any sportsbook, but the rules on specific bets vary. For example, some states — take Illinois and New Jersey — prohibit bets on in-state schools. Others, such as Ohio, ban college player props but allow other types of bets, including those on in-state schools.

Check your state’s rules and regulations if you’d like, or rely on the sportsbooks to guide you through the process. Sportsbooks can’t offer bets that are prohibited in their states, so you can wager with peace of mind if you’re using a legal and regulated sportsbook.


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