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Baylor vs Gonzaga 4/5/21 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Baylor Bears Odds & Info

Game Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Baylor Bears
Date & Time Monday April 5, 2021, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, IN
Latest odds
GONZ -4.5 ; Total 159.5
TV Channel
CBS

The Baylor Bears play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Monday for the NCAA men's basketball National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Baylor reached the national championship final by defeating Houston 78-59 in their Final Four matchup on Saturday. Jarid Butler was the leading scorer for Baylor in the victory with 17 points and the Bears defense held Houston to 38.2% shooting overall and outrebounded the Cougars 33-28.

Baylor is led in scoring by Jared Butler with an average of 16.6 points per game, while MaCio Teague is the second leading scorer with an average of 15.8 points per game. Mark Vital is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.5 rebounds per game and Davion Mitchell is the leader in assists with an average of 5.5 assists per game. Baylor is scoring an average of 84.4 points per game and is allowing an average of 65.3 points per game.

Gonzaga kept its perfect record (31-0) intact and reached the national championship game following a 93-90 overtime victory against the UCLA Bruins on Saturday. Freshman Jalen Suggs hit a three-pointer as the buzzer sounded to give Gonzaga the victory over the Bruins. Drew Timme was the leading scorer for Gonzaga with 25 points. Prior to Gonzaga's 3-point victory over UCLA, the Bulldogs had won 29 of their previous 30 games by double digits.

Drew Timme is the leading scorer for Gonzaga with an average of 19.2 points per game, while Corey Kispert is the second leading scorer with an average of 18.8 points per game. Timme is the leading rebounder for Gonzaga with an average of 7.1 rebounds per game and Jalen Suggs is the leader in assists with an average of 4.6 assists per game. Gonzaga is scoring an average of 92.1 points per game and allowing an average of 69.2 points per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Baylor is 4-0 ATS in its last 4
  • The OVER has cashed in 14 of the Bears last 17
  • Gonzaga is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 13 of the Bulldogs last 18 on a neutral court

Free NCAAB Pick:

Gonzaga Bulldogs -4.5

Gonzaga has been at the top of the rankings since the 2020-21 preseason poll. The Bulldogs are second in the nation in scoring with an average of 91.6 points per game and are allowing an average of only 69.2 points per game. Gonzaga has four players averaging double figures in scoring and the Bulldogs shoot 55.1% overall and 36.5% from three-point territory. Baylor will be one of the toughest defensive opponents Gonzaga has faced this season, but the Bulldogs will prevail due to their outstanding shooting and an excellent defense of their own. Final Score Prediction, Gonzaga Bulldogs win and cover ATS 82-73.

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