Bulldogs Open As Large March Madness Betting Favorites
Posted by: Mike Davis
We’ve finally reached the Final Four round of the March Madness betting Tournament. Which means soon we’ll have a national champion and college basketball betting will be over. Once concluded, players will likely turn their attention to the MLB, NBA, and eventually the NFL. But until that fateful day, players can enjoy hitting up the NCAA basketball tournament lines to get as much value as possible out of the few remaining games.
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The Final Four round of action will bring the semifinals of this year’s tournament, pitting the South Carolina Gamecocks against Gonzaga, as well as Oregon against the Tar Heels. The bookies are predicting a bit of a heated contest between Oregon and North Carolina, but are expecting the Zags to blow out the Gamecocks.
South Carolina vs. Gonzaga – Saturday, April 1st
When: 6:09 pm ET
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
NCAA Basketball Tournament Lines:
South Carolina +7 (-110) 138 (-110) +245
Gonzaga -7 (-110) 138 (-110) -290
South Carolina Gamecocks
The Gamecocks have clawed their way to a 26-10 record that gave way to a 3rd place finish in conference standings. Once in the SEC Tournament, South Carolina was unable to advance past the quarterfinals, were Alabama dismissed them 54-63. Nevertheless, the Gamecocks have found much more success in the NCAA Tournament.
In the Opening Round of this year’s tourney, South Carolina was tasked with facing Marquette, who they quickly defeated 93-73. In the Second Round, the Gamecocks handed a surprising upset to one of this year’s March Madness betting favorites, the Duke Blue Devils, 88-81. The Gamecocks had to face Baylor in the Sweet Sixteen round, defeating the Bears 70-50 before advancing past Florida in the Elite Eight 77-70.
To help upset the Bulldogs, South Carolina will turn to leading point-scorer Sindarius Thornwell. Thornwell is putting up 21.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per matchup. Second in points for the Gamecocks is PJ Dozier, who is netting the program 13.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per contest.
The sportsbooks considered the Bulldogs the best team in this year’s tournament, and so far the Bulldogs have lived up to that expectation. Gonzaga turned in a near perfect 36-1 season (17-1 WCC) that gave way to a 1st place finish in WCC standings. The Bulldogs also won their conference tournament.
The Zags have flown past all their competition so far this tournament. They beat South Dakota State by 20 in the First Round and Xavier by more than 20 in the Elite Eight. Northwestern and West Virginia gave Gonzaga a tougher time in the Second Round and Sweet Sixteen respectively. Nevertheless, the Bulldogs were able to beat the Wildcats by 6 and the Mountaineers by 3.
The Bulldogs will once again turn to Nigel Williams-Goss to lead them to a stellar victory. Williams-Goss is averaging 16.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per matchup. Second in points for the Zags is Przemek Karnowski who is draining 12.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game.