Connecticut’s Women’s Team Heavily Favored in Online Sports Betting

December 1, 2010 Sports Betting

Online sports betting on women’s college basketball will be all about the top-ranked Connecticut Huskies.

They have won a record 72 straight games and they may not get challenged in this year’s NCAA women’s tournament.  The Huskies might have to go against Tennessee though and at least that would be interesting in offshore sports betting.

Online sports betting for the women’s NCAA basketball tournament has Connecticut as the overall top seed.  Tennessee is also a top seed and the two powers could meet in the national semifinals if they both win their region. "I’m not surprised that they would line us up with Connecticut if we both come out," said Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt, "They want to see that matchup. We’re a long way from thinking about that matchup."

In NCAA women’s tournament history there have been ten teams that have started the tournament unbeaten and only half of them won the title.  Connecticut is one of those teams though as they have completed a perfect season three times including last year.

The other two top seeds in the women’s NCAA Tournament are Stanford and Nebraska. It is the first #1 seed for Stanford since 1998.  It should also be noted in offshore sports betting that Stanford is the last team to beat Connecticut.  Nebraska got their first number one seed ever.  They were unbeaten until losing in the Big 12 Tourney semifinals. "We evaluated Nebraska’s resume, and even though they lost in the Big 12 tournament we felt that it was important to keep them on that first line," NCAA selection committee chair Jane Meyer said.

Stanford, Tennessee and Nebraska all have nice teams but they are all playing for second place. The Huskies are simply in another league.  Connecticut is 33-0 and they have won their games by a ridiculous 35 points per game. Connecticut is looking for their seventh national championship and they are trying to become the fifth team to win back-to-back titles.

"There are some teams in our bracket that are a lot better than people give them credit for," Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma said. "I like when you are playing teams that you’re seeing for the first time, and are seeing you for the first time."

There are five newcomers to the women’s tournament this season. Online sports betting information has those teams being Dayton, Princeton, Arkansas-Little Rock, Portland State and Northern Iowa.