NCAA bracket betting: Undefeated South Carolina is a huge women's tournament favorite

The Gamecocks are 32-0 and have incredibly short odds to win the title.

Betting South Carolina to win the women’s NCAA tournament isn’t going to net you much of a return.

The Gamecocks have been the most dominant team in college basketball this season and enter the NCAA tournament at 32-0. The No. 1 overall seed is a staggering -145 to win the national title. That means if you bet $10 on the Gamecocks to win the title you’ll only net $6.90 if they cut down the nets.

Those odds aren’t persuading bettors to back other teams, either. South Carolina is the second-most bet team at BetMGM and has attracted the most money by far. Nearly 60% of money bet on the women’s national title winner is on the Gamecocks.

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The most-bet team is the Iowa Hawkeyes. Caitlin Clark and her teammates are +1000 to win the national title and are getting 22% of bets. South Carolina is second with 20% of the bets. Iowa was left off the No. 1 line on Selection Sunday and is the No. 2 seed behind Stanford in one of the Seattle regions.

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Brea Beal #12, Aliyah Boston #4, Zia Cooke #1, and Olivia Thompson #0 of the South Carolina Gamecocks react in the fourth quarter of their game against the Georgia Lady Bulldogs at Colonial Life Arena on February 26, 2023 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
South Carolina stormed through the SEC with an undefeated record and is a huge favorite to cut down the nets. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Stanford and UConn are currently the No. 2 favorites behind South Carolina to win the national title. Both the Cardinal and Huskies are at +700 to win the national title and are getting fewer than 10% of bets. UConn was also put on the No. 2 line on Sunday much to the consternation of coach Geno Auriemma. If you’re betting UConn, it’s worth remembering that Paige Bueckers is sidelined because of a torn ACL she suffered playing pickup basketball before the season.

Indiana is at +1000 along with Iowa and is getting 14% of bets to win the national title. The Hoosiers scored the first No. 1 seed in school history and are atop a region that includes Utah and LSU. The Tigers went 28-2 and only lost to South Carolina and Tennessee this season. But that Tennessee loss came in the SEC tournament as the Vols stormed back from a 17-point deficit to nab a 69-67 win.

Women’s NCAA tournament national championship odds

  • South Carolina (-145)

  • Stanford (+700)

  • UConn (+700)

  • Iowa (+1000)

  • Indiana (+1000)

  • LSU (+2000)

  • Maryland (+2500)

  • Ohio State (+3000)

  • North Carolina (+3000)

  • Texas (+4000)

  • Utah (+4000)

  • Notre Dame (+5000)

  • Louisville (+6000)

  • Arizona (+8000)

  • NC State (+8000)