Gonzaga Basketball March Madness Odds, Best Bets, and Season Recap
The college basketball season is starting to wind down, which means March Madness is right around the corner. It’s one of the best events in all of sports, and a godsend for bettors. The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is especially fun to wager on, and as the tourney gets closer we’ll be bringing you everything you need to get ready. We’ll be taking a look at all of the top teams one by one, and today we’re breaking down the number one squad in the nation, the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
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Gonzaga Basketball Schedule – The Season So Far
They’ve had Baylor nipping at their heels, but Gonzaga has more or less been universally considered the top team in college basketball for virtually the whole season. They’re number one in the polls, and according to the advanced metrics like the ones you’ll find on Kenpom.
They’re a perfect 20-0, and they really haven’t even had too many close calls along the way. Outside of a five-point win over West Virginia all the way back on December 2nd, every single one of their 19 other victories have come by double digits. The offense is putting up historic numbers, as they’re averaging a ridiculous 93.1 points per game.
Forwards Drew Timme and Corey Kispert are averaging 19.4 and 19.2 points per game respectively, and Timme is only averaging 28 minutes. Both are shooting at least 43 percent from downtown, which is insane. You can’t really nitpick too many weaknesses with this team, as they even rank fifth in defensive efficiency according to Kenpom.
Gonzaga will likely blow through the WCC Tournament, and will certainly be a one seed in the tournament. That brings us to March Madness.
Sportsbook Betting Odds for Gonzaga to win NCAA Tournament
Depending on which book you use, Gonzaga either has the best or second best odds to win the championship. At FanDuel Gonzaga is +280 and Baylor is +310, while at DraftKings Baylor is +270 and Gonzaga is +275.
Their odds to win the WCC tourney would be so massive that it’s not being offered at most sportsbooks. The Bulldogs are about -300 at most shops to make the Final Four.
Best Gonzaga March Madness Bets
To put it simply, nothing excites me about those odds. Especially with the Final Four prop, there’s no way I can lay -300 given the uncertainty of this season and the bubble tournament environment which will be unprecedented. There will quite possibly be more upsets and crazy results than ever, so I’m not going to be attracted to that steep chalk.
The Bulldogs have to win four games to get to the Final Four, and while the first one will be a gimme against a 16-seed, the next three will all be tough matchups. It’s a down year for the WCC as a whole and since they haven’t had to face any elite competition since way back at the beginning of the year, I’d be a little bit worried about the step up coming as a bit of a shock to their system. If anything, I’ll be looking to take them to *not* make the Final Four at around +250 or so.
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March Madness team-by-team guides
Be sure to check out the rest of our March Madness team guides, providing everything you need to know ahead of the huge college basketball tournament!
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- Iowa Hawkeyes
- Texas Longhorns