Iowa Hawkeyes Sports Betting News: Women's Team Stuns Gamecocks, Advances to Championship

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Don Shapiro
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All the latest betting news on the Iowa Hawkeyes that should help bettors make smart decisions before pulling the trigger.


Hawkeyes Upset Odds-on Favorite Undefeated Gamecocks to Advance to Championship

(April 1, 2023) - The Iowa Hawkeyes did the unthinkable Friday night, beating the undefeated South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball team that was the huge favorite to win it all entering this year's tournament.

Caitlin Clark scored a national semifinal record 41 points for the 77-73 upset.

"We had nothing to lose," Clark said. "I have all the confidence in the world in this group, and they believe right back in me. That's all you need: teammates that believe in you, coaches that believe in you, a program and a university that supports you, the state of Iowa, they supported me like no other, and I love it." 

Iowa will be facing off against LSU in the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship game where they were listed as the -3 point favorite.  That game will be played Sunday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m. CT in Dallas, Texas.

After the game, Clark discussed its importance to the sport.

"I thought it was a tremendous game for women's basketball. The crowd was incredible. Shoutout to all the Hawks fans that have traveled down to Dallas. They were so amazing and so loud and so fun. I don't think we'd be at this point in the season if it wasn't for them. I truly mean that. I know so many tuned in.

"I think just tonight showed how fun women's basketball is. Two really great teams that went at it. I'm sure so many people wish this was a series of seven games. That would be really, really fun.

"I think, if we continued the series, it might go one way or the other every single time. But obviously we'd get outrebounded by quite a bit, but we didn't hang our heads. That's all you could do. We gave up some O boards. We fouled when we didn't need to. We just came together and said next-play mentality, and that's all you can do really."

Hawkeyes Football Chosen to Finish Second in the Big Ten West

(April 1, 2023) - The Hawkeyes currently would pay $10,000 on a $100 bet to go all the way. 

Iowa has added a Big Ten championship-winning quarterback in Cade McNamara to pair with tight ends Erick All and Luke Lachey, which has resulted in Athlon Sports picking the Hawkeyes to finish second in the Big Ten West, at least a few months ahead of the season start.

- Don Shapiro,

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