- The Baylor Bears are seen as 5 point favorites on the spread to beat the Houston Cougars.
- The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 14.5-point favorites to beat the UCLA Bruins.
INDIANAPOLIS — Before betting on the Final Four, bettors should be looking at different betting trends on each team in order to make the best possible bet.
There are different betting trends that bettors should be looking at that are either on how a team is doing against the spread or even how they have done with the game totals in their recent games.
Once bettors get an idea of some different betting trends, legal sports betting sites will have all of the Final Four odds to bet on.
Starting with the matchup between the Baylor Bears and the Houston Cougars, Baylor’s college basketball odds going into the game are being seen as 5-point favorites and also hot against the spread in the Tournament.
Baylor Bears Vs. Houston Cougars Odds
- Moneyline: Baylor (-230) vs. Houston (+190)
- Spread: Baylor -5
- Total: 134.5
Looking back at Baylor’s last six March Madness games, the trend to look at here in this one is that Baylor has gone 5-1 against the spread in their last six tournament games. That also included going 3-0 ATS in their last three games in this year’s tournament.
Not to discredit anything that Houston has done or what they are capable of doing, but a team that is this hot against the spread should not be looked over. Especially against a Houston team that plays in a much weaker conference.
As for Houston, there is one trend that bettors should be looking at and that is that the Cougars have gone Under on the game total in their last four games when played on a neutral site and when seen as an underdog as well which they are in this game. Being that the Under’s have been the ongoing theme in this year’s tournament for every team, Houston makes a strong case for it.
Also, in this year’s tournament, Houston is 3-1 when hitting the Under which backs up this trend even more.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Vs. UCLA Bruins Odds
- Moneyline: Gonzaga (-1100) vs. UCLA (+650)
- Spread: Gonzaga -14.5
- Total: 145.5
Moving on to the matchup between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the UCLA Bruins, the biggest storyline here is that UCLA has tied for the lowest seed to ever make it to the Final Four. With that said, the betting trend to look at for them is that they are undefeated against the spread in the tournament as they have gone 5-0 and they have their defense to thank for this as they allow just 63.2 ppg while they score 72.9 ppg.
This matchup with Gonzaga might be their toughest one yet, however, they do have what it takes on both ends of the floor to cover the spread.
As for Gonzaga and one of their betting trends to look at bettors should look at the Under on the game total as they have gone 3-1 in hitting the Under during this year’s March Madness. There is no secret that Gonzaga is one of the highest-scoring offenses in the country, however, their defense is where they thrive as well as they allow just 64.3 ppg. Being that UCLA is a very good defensive team as well as mentioned before, bettors should see this trend and hit the Under.
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