Betting on the Women’s Final Four

by WagerHome Blog on April 5, 2024

March was a terrific month of basketball, but the first weekend of April is going to provide some great drama as well. The Men’s Final Four will be played on Saturday, but it’s actually the women’s Final Four on Monday that is generating a ton of excitement. 

Betting on college basketball is always a great option, and that is true for both the mens and womens side of things. This Final Four is one of the best in recent memory, and it will feature two of the best players of all-time. 

Not only is this weekend going to be a great time to start betting on women’s basketball, it’s a perfect time to become your own bookie. This sport has generated so much excitement and intrigue over the last few weeks, and it’s time to cash in on that wave of momentum. can help you become your own bookie, and it can actually be done pretty quickly. Here is a look at the Final Four games this weekend, and how to become your own bookie. 

Some Great Action Coming

The N.C. State Wolfpack will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks in one game, and South Carolina is a big 11.5-point betting favorite. That might feel like too large of a spread for a Final Four game, but the Gamecocks are simply that good. 

The other game is not only going to feature two of the best teams in the country, but two of the best players in the past decade as well. Caitlin Clark will lead the Iowa Hawkeyes into this matchup, and she will face Paige Bueckers and the UConn Huskies. 

South Carolina should have very little trouble getting past NC State in the first game as the Gamecocks are simply that good. It might seem strange betting on an 11.5-point favorite, but that is clearly the best option to explore. 

Iowa is a slim 2.5-point betting favorite over UConn in the second game of the night, and this game should be much more competitive. Going with the favorite and backing Iowa is the way to go, but this should be a great matchup all night long.

Become a Bookie

WagerHome can help you become your own bookie, and there is a chance that you can still accept some wagers on the Women’s Final Four. Even if you aren’t up and running by the end of the tournament, now is a perfect time to get going. 

When it comes to becoming your own bookie, you will want to set up your own PayPerHead site first, and everything else will fall into place. That PPH site is where you will accept all of your wagers, and WagerHome will help get everything set up to make that happen. 

With so much excitement and anticipation surrounding the NCAA Women’s Final Four, there will be people searching for places to wager. Instead of simply waiting around to place some wagers, start accepting the bets on your own. 

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NCAA Final Four Betting Picks

by WagerHome Blog on April 1, 2021

It’s been an unusual NCAA Tournament, with the entire thing taking place in Indiana. But it has also been a fantastic NCAA Tournament, and now we’re down to the Final Four.

There was the single COVID-19 incident that resulted in VCU having to forfeit its first-round game with Oregon, but otherwise, we made it to the Final Four without any other hiccups and with a lot of great basketball.

Baylor Bears (-5.0) vs. Houston Cougars

As crazy as the Midwest Region got, with No. 1 Illinois falling to Loyola Chicago, No. 11 Syracuse marching to the Sweet 16, and No. 12 Oregon State going all the way to the Elite Eight, one of the pre-tournament favorites in Houston advanced to the Final Four.

The road to Houston’s first Final Four since 1984 and the days of Phi Slama Jama and Akeem Olajuwon (Hakeem since 1991) has not been terribly challenging. They are the first Final Four team to ever advance that far by only playing double-digit seeds.

That changes when they face the top seed in the South, Baylor, which is making its first Final Four appearance since 1950, when the tournament had just eight teams.

Baylor was knocked off its stride when it was forced to miss three weeks during the season because of COVID-19 protocols. But the top three-point shooting team in the country looks like its old 17-0 self and rolls into the final weekend with 26 wins, the second-most in the country.

Houston dominates the offensive glass in this one and keeps it close, but ultimately the Bears are too much. Baylor wins; Houston covers.

Gonzaga Bulldogs (-13.5) vs. UCLA Bruins

From the First Four to the Final Four has been the road for the UCLA Bruins. Unlike the other three teams in Indianapolis this weekend, the Bruins are regulars in the Final Four, with this being their 19th appearance.

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UCLA likes to slow the pace and bore you into a loss, which is exactly how they knocked off the East’s top seed, Michigan, to get here and set up the improbable matchup with the nation’s No. 1 team Gonzaga.

The Bulldogs have been a team of destiny all season long. Not only have they not lost a single game all year, but they have won their last 27 games by double digits.

Not surprisingly, that is an NCAA Division I record. Here in the NCAA Tournament, Gonzaga’s wins have been by 43, 16, 18, and 19.

It’s hard to imagine a program in search of its first-ever national championship being this big of a favorite against a program with 11 national championships, but there aren’t many teams like this year’s Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Bulldogs win big, cover the spread, and roll into Monday’s final game.

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Favorites to Win the NCAA Basketball Championship

by WagerHome Blog on December 1, 2020

One of the biggest sports casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic was last year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. The fans were, of course, deprived of the best month of sports and the best sports gambling event anywhere on the calendar.

But more importantly, 68 teams worth of young basketball players were deprived of the dream of playing for the basketball national championship.

Since last March, the sports world has figured out how to play out championships, with the NHL, NBA, and MLB all awarding their titles. We hope and pray the same works out for the NFL, NCAA football, and the college basketball season that tipped off last week.

NCAA Basketball Futures Betting Odds

Barring any changes, there will be 68 teams playing for the championship in March, with 31 automatic bids going out to the conference tournament champions (The only conference missing this season is the Ivy League).

As for which of the 68 teams will be left standing at the end of the Final Four in Indianapolis, these are your favorites.

  • Baylor (+175)
  • Gonzaga (+175)
  • Villanova (+200)
  • Virginia (+200)
  • Iowa (+225)
  • Kansas (+250)
  • Kentucky (+250)
  • Texas Tech (+300)
  • Creighton (+325)
  • Duke (+325)
  • Illinois (+325)
  • Florida State (+350)
  • Wisconsin (+375)
  • Michigan State (+425)

We’ve already seen our first big game between contenders when Gonzaga won easily over Kansas. It was an offensive explosion with the Bulldogs, besting the Jayhawks 102-90.

The game was especially welcome when you consider that we lost a Baylor vs. Villanova game due to COVID-19 issues.

Normally this kind of upset is reserved for the first weekend of the tournament, but Virginia lost to San Francisco in one of the true early-season shockers. It’s a window into the upcoming season and not only the unpredictability of COVID-19, but the unpredictability of how it will affect play on the court.

Blue Bloods vs. New Bloods

Kentucky reloads every season, and, as former Providence head coach Pete Gillen once said, “Duke is Duke.” So it’s no surprise that the Wildcats and Blue Devils are among the favorites to win in March.

But perennial participant North Carolina doesn’t make our list, as it is tied with Ohio State and San Diego State at +700. Long-time basketball powers UCLA and Louisville are also at +700. Connecticut, with championships in 2011 and 2014, is only +1400 – the same as Maryland and Purdue.

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Meanwhile, Baylor, which hasn’t been to a Final Four since 1950, tops our list. And the Creighton Bluejays, who have never appeared in a Final Four and haven’t gotten to the Round of 32 since 2014, has the same odds as Duke and five-time Final Four participant Illinois.

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