On Saturday night #1 Baylor secured their spot in the national championship game with a convincing win over Houston,while #1 Gonzaga survived a scare by UCLA and prevailed to a 63-60 over time win.
The NCAA men’s basketball championship game is set for Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana with tip-off set for 9:20 PM ET.
Americasbookie.com has you all set with the betting lines for this match-up Current Lines: Gonzaga (-5) Over/Under (160).
History can repeat itself come Monday evening as a Gonzaga victory would not only give them their first title in program history, but Gonzaga would become the first team to go undefeated en route to a national title since the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers.
Three betting trends to keep your eyes on.
— The Bulldogs have been favored in every game and are 16-13-2 ATS this season. Gonzaga is 5-1 ATS against top-25 opponents and 4-1 ATS in this year’s tournament.
— Baylor is 19-10 ATS this season, but this is its first game as an underdog. Baylor is 4-1 ATS in this year’s tournament.
— Baylor is 10-3 ATS and 13-0 S/U in non-conference games. Gonzaga is 9-5 ATS and 14-0 S/U in non-conference games.
Looking back at Saturday’s lines. Baylor was a 5 point favorite in what was suppose to be a close game and they simply blow the doors off a Houston team who could not rebound.
Gonzaga on Saturday’s betting board was installed as a 14.5 pt favorite and disappointed their backers with an overtime win 63-60 failing to cover the number.
Prediction: This game will be as close as it looks and may simply come down to the final seconds. The value here is in the Over/Under at (160).
Both these teams have the ability to score at will and can hit from behind the arc.
As mentioned this one comes down to the final minutes:
Take the over (160) as my final score is 88-85 Baylor in the upset.