The LSU women’s basketball team saw its odds to win a national championship improve significantly after the first weekend of March Madness.
After opening the tournament at +2000 to win the national title at Caesars Sportsbook, official odds partner of Bet.NOLA.com, LSU is now down to +1200. It helps that the Tigers made it through the Baton Rouge part of the bracket, beating Hawaii and Michigan, but also that the No. 1 seed in their region, Indiana, was upset 70-68 by Miami in the second round Monday night.
LSU is also a favorite over Utah in their first Sweet 16 in the Kim Mulkey era. The Tigers are the No. 3 seed in the Greenville Regional 2, and Utah is seeded No. 2, but LSU is favored by 5 points. In the other regional game, No. 4 seed Villanova is a 2½-point favorite over Miami.
Over the weekend, LSU was 1-1 against the spread, beating Hawaii 73-50 but failing to cover the 32-point spread, but then bouncing Michigan and covering -10.