We are about to step into the final stage of the NCAA Tournament, with two of the top-performing teams this season for the national championship. The undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs, sitting at a 31-0 record, are about to take on the Baylor Bears with a near-undefeated 27-2 record. Both two teams will be playing for history as they seek to claim their first NCAA Championship title.
That being said, we expect all-out action from this coming Monday. NitroBetting news brings you everything you need to know about Baylor vs. Gonzaga, including updated odds, betting trends, and exclusive betting predictions for the biggest college basketball game this year.
Baylor vs. Gonzaga Game Information
- When: Sunday, March 28, 2021, 2:10 PM ET
- Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
- TV: CBS
- Radio: CBS Sports Radio
- Live Stream: March Madness Live
- March Madness Betting Odds: Baylor +172/ +4.5 (-109) / Under 159.0 (-105)
Why Bet on the Baylor Bears?
The Bears are arguably the definitive all-rounder team, but what makes them even more impressive is their shooting. Baylor has a 41.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc — the best in college basketball. The team holds the second spot in adjusted offensive efficiency. Who owns the best number in that stat? The Gonzaga Bulldogs. Making the Baylor vs. Gonzaga game all the more exciting for those who want to revel in high-scoring basketball from start to finish.
Behind Baylor’s success is Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua and Matthew Mayer. After coming off a strong win against Houston, winning the game by almost 20 points, it’s clear that the two players utilize four-out basketball. Accurate shooting completes what they do. They can create driving lanes that open up more layups or late defensive rotations that expose more outside looks for the rest of the team on the floor.
On the defensive side of things, we won’t say that Baylor is on top of the list. But, they can surely hold their own thanks to tight team chemistry. Being able to move around and switch multiple positions will help with locking down the Bulldogs. Furthermore, with Baylor leading scorer Jared Butler on the floor, together with MaCio Teague, and Davion Mitchell, the team can execute more passing off screens and cuts with more cohesion.
Why Bet on the Gonzaga Bulldogs?
Gonzaga looks to finish as an undefeated national champion. If the Zags pull it off, they’d be the first to do since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers. The team bulldozed almost every team leading to the last stage of the tournament, but their previous game against UCLA showed that they can handle the pressure as well, winning the game 93-90 in overtime. We anticipate the Bears giving Gonzaga a run for its money.
The Bulldogs are the benchmark of offense in college basketball. The way they move the ball around is unparalleled, constantly finding cutters and creating passing lanes. It’s always a joy to watch Gonzaga create opportunities. Just like Baylor, the team exhibits overflowing chemistry between the players. They are the team to watch in the NCAA Tournament, and they never failed to live up to expectations.
Making up the core of the Bulldogs are Joel Ayayi, Drew Timme, Corey Kispert, and Jalen Suggs. The team boasts a 63.9 percent shooting from the two-point range, thanks to their dominance at the post coupled with crisp, pinpoint passing.
Baylor vs. Gonzaga Betting Trends
- Baylor is 9-1 in its last 10 games.
- Baylor is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games. /
- The totals have gone over in 8 of Baylor’s last 10 games.
- Gonzaga is 10-0 in its last 10 games.
- Gonzaga is 6-4 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone over 6 times in Gonzaga’s last 10 games.
Baylor vs. Gonzaga Expert Betting Predictions
Gonzaga is on its way to the history books if the Bulldogs fire on all cylinders. They are still hot off their win against UCLA, and they want to keep the momentum going. Timme should be the X factor here, completing clean passes and pulling off more shooting from the high post.
Meanwhile, we can look forward to Baylor calling upon its bigs and use their length to close out on Gonzaga. It will be tough for them, but we predict that the Bears will not go down without a fight. At the very least, they can cover the spread if everything runs smoothly.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.