- The Gonzaga Bulldogs have -190 odds to beat the Baylor Bears in the NCAA Men’s College Basketball National Championship.
- The point spread on the game has the Baylor Bears as 4.5-point underdogs.
- The total points for the game is set at 159.5.
INDIANAPOLIS—That stage is set for the NCAA Men’s College Basketball National Championship as the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Baylor Bears will be coming face to face. Bettors should be getting in on the odds on the game sooner rather than later before the odds shift.
Going into the game, legal sports betting sites have Gonzaga seen as the heavier favorites to come out on top against Baylor. Both Gonzaga and Baylor have been favored in all of their games thus far in the March Madness up to now.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Vs. Baylor Bears Odds
- Moneyline: Gonzaga (-190) vs. Baylor (+165)
- Spread: Gonzaga -4.5
- Total: 159.5 Points
Starting with the moneyline, Gonzaga’s college basketball odds are the favorites going into the game here for a reason. That is because of the fact that they have gone an undefeated 31-0 throughout the regular season and March Madness thus far while Baylor has gone 27-2 which is also a very impressive run.
Before bettors go ahead and slam Gonzaga on the moneyline, they should not overlook what Baylor has to offer as they are a deep team that could easily give Gonzaga their hardest run yet. Baylor has potentially three NBA prospects on their team such as Jared Butler, Davion Mitchell, and MaCio Teague who can easily put any team on their heels.
As for Gonzaga, they also have NBA talent on their team in Jalen Suggs as well as a strong supporting cast in Corey Kispert and Drew Timme who can break down opposing defenses. Being that both teams match up very well with each other, it should be a close game, however, those looking to make a nice profit, Baylor would be a solid bet to make.
Gonzaga Vs. Baylor Spread
Looking at the point spread, Gonzaga is a 4.5-point favorite here which is their smallest margin yet on the spread throughout March Madness. Both teams have done a very solid job against the spread in the NCAA Tournament thus far as Gonzaga, the favorite, has gone 4-1 against the spread while Baylor in their last four tournament games has gone 4-0 against the spread.
Something else to keep an eye on as well are their head-to-head trends. In their last four meetings against one another, the underdog going into the game has actually gone 4-0 against the spread. Being that this is the National Championship game, this is expected to be a very close game with both teams leaving everything they have out on the court. With that said, bettors can feel comfortable taking Baylor to cover the spread.
Gonzaga Vs. Baylor Game Total
Both Gonzaga and Baylor are high-scoring and efficient teams as Gonzaga averages 92.1 ppg while shooting at a 55.1% rating while Baylor averages 84.4 ppg while shooting at 49.3%. Looking at the game total for the game, some might think that it is set just right being that both teams are high scoring. However, both teams are also a force on the defensive end as well.
Although Baylor likes to come out swinging on offense, Gonzaga usually plays their game at a much slower pace which has the ability to keep Baylor in check. That alone could back up the case for the Under. Something else her is that the Under has been very popular all throughout the tournament hash it has been hit more often than not.
As for how both of these teams have done, Gonzaga has hit the Under in six of their last eight games following a loss against the spread. Baylor though has been on an Over streak. Being that Gonzaga plays at a slower pace, they should have no problems here controlling the offense on both sides of the floor and hitting the Under.
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