Update April 4 11:50 a.m. The bettors are giving A-grades to Aria Barnes and Aari McDonald, as the line for this game has moved down to Stanford -7.5. The total has also dropped from 129 to 126.5.
As of 8:20 p.m. ET last night, 87% of the action and 78% of the bets against the spread were on the Wildcats. The total had 40% of the action and 32% of the bets.
The Stanford Cardinal are a big favorite Sunday night to cut down the nets in the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball championship game and win their third title under head coach Tara VanDerveer.
No. 1 Stanford needed almost everything to go right in their 66-65 win over No. 2 South Carolina in the national semifinal on Friday night, but also held the Gamecocks without a basket for over nine minutes. Sophomore Haley Jones shined with 24 points on 11-14 shooting in 29 minutes to lead all scorers in the victory.
Arizona was led by an unforgettable performance from Aari McDonald, the player of this NCAA Tournament so far, in their 66-65 win over No. 1 UConn to shock the world as 14-point underdogs and reach the title. McDonald had 26 points and seven rebounds while playing phenomenal defense on AP National Player of the Year Paige Bueckers.
Here are the opening odds for the 2021 NCAA Women’s Championship game from DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of tip-off on Monday.
March Madness odds, NCAA Championship
No. 3 Arizona vs. No. 1 Stanford
Point spread: Stanford -9.5
Point Total: 129
Moneyline: Arizona +360, Stanford -480
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