The Final Four is set and the games will be played Saturday in Indianapolis. The odds were set, too, as betting lines were out late Tuesday, and undefeated Gonzaga and fellow No. 1 seed Baylor are the favorites.
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The first game will feature a Texas tussle as Houston meets the Baylor Bears. The second-seeded Cougars are five-point underdogs to their opponents from the Lone Star State.
Meanwhile, in the second game, the 30-0 Bulldogs meet the Cinderella Bruins, an 11th seed that has had to win five games to get to this point.
The Bruins are huge underdogs. The line at BetUS opened with the ‘Zags as 13.5-point favorite.
— Eddie Matthews (@EddieBetUS) March 31, 2021
Oh, and if you think the charmed run by the one-time dynasty school from LA will wind up with seven wins and a national championship Monday night, the odds are huge. UCLA is +1700, by far the longest shot of the quartet.
🚨UPDATED ODDS TO WIN THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP🚨
Baylor vs. Houston, 5:14 pm ET
UCLA vs. Gonzaga, 8:34 pm ET
— BetUS Sportsbook & Casino (@BetUS_Official) March 31, 2021
If you are looking at implied percent to win via the BetUS odds:
Met in 2015
The last time a line was this big on a Final Four game was in 2016 when North Carolina was a double-digit favorite over Syracuse … and covered.
Gonzaga -13 is the biggest #FinalFour spread in ATLEAST 25 years.
The closest was North Carolina -10 vs #10 Syracuse in 2016.
NC won 83-66.
— Covers (@Covers) March 31, 2021
It was six years ago when Gonzaga and UCLA met in a Sweet 16 game of the 2015 tournament.
The Bruins fell, 74-62, and as a matter of coincidence, they were an 11 seed in that tournament, too. The stakes are way higher when the teams meet in one of the national semifinals.
Gonzaga was then ousted in the Elite Eight by eventual national champion Duke.
Mick Cronin, Gene Bartow, and Larry Brown are the only #UCLA head coaches to go to the Final Four in their first postseason with the team.
— Mike Regalado 🏀🏈🎧 (@MikeRegaladoLA) March 31, 2021
One last nugget: This is the first time no Final Four team East of the Mississippi River.
“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him. Love you, Dad.”
Mick Cronin shares the importance of his father being at the NCAA Tournament. pic.twitter.com/NFBhb3WbnD
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 2021