2022 Women’s March Madness Betting Lines: Point Spreads for First Round

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Stanford lays big number, per Women's March Madness betting lines (AP Photo/John Locher)

The first round of the 2022 Women’s NCAA Tournament is set for Thursday and Friday, with 16 games on each day’s betting slate. Here are some highlights of women’s March Madness lines from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Stanford and Louisville are listed on oddsboards as as heavy favorites, per first-round point spreads. Stanford, the defending national champions, is -30.5 vs. No. 16 Montana State in the Spokane Region.

Also in the Spokane Region, No. 7 Utah lays 1.5 points to No. 10 Arkansas. Utah comes into the tournament for the first time since 2011 after an impressive run to their first Pac-12 Tournament final, where they lost to the Cardinal. Arkansas picked up two wins at the SEC tournament en route to a bid.

No. 8 Miami is +1.5 vs, No. 9 South Florida in the Greensboro Region. Both teams enter the Big Dance after making runs to the finals of their respective conference tournaments. 

Iowa, the No. 2 seed in the Greensboro Region, is a big 21.5-point favorite over No. 15 Illinois State. 

Louisville, the top seed in the Wichita Region, had a disappointing ACC Tournament but have the defensive capabilities to win it all. FanDuel has them as -29.5 point favorites over Albany. 

No. 10 South Dakota matches up well against No. 7 Ole Miss in the Wichita bracket, but are 2.5-point underdogs.

In the Bridgeport Region lies two women’s basketball powerhouses in NC State and Connecticut. UConn is the second seed in the region and are 30.5-point favorites over Mercer on Saturday. 

After beating South Carolina in the SEC Championship game, No. 6 Kentucky is -1.5 vs. No. 11 Princeton.

In the Greensboro Region, the overall No. 1 seed in South Carolina faces Howard on Friday.

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