Rashad Phillips' March Madness Final Four Picks and Predictions: Baylor baying for blood

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Rashad Phillips


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NCAA/NBA prospect specialist. Basketball evangelist. The voice of the Unheard.

It started with 68 teams, and now we’re down to the Final Four. This year’s NCAA Tournament has truly lived up to the name of March Madness, and I don’t expect either of these two hot matchups to let us down either.

Once you’ve found out who I’m siding with, make sure you also read the Pickswise team’s thoughts on the side and total for both of the Final Four matchups.

Houston Cougars vs. Baylor Bears

This game is going to be a bloodbath. Two physical teams from the same state with kids on both teams that are familiar with each other’s styles. Houston will punch Baylor in the mouth but I believe Baylor will rope a dope this game like the great Muhammad Ali and go for the knockout in the last three minutes. Baylor prevails, but barely.

PICK: Baylor -5

Be sure to check out the full game preview for Houston Cougars vs. Baylor Bears.

CBS analyst and college basketball expert Jon Rothstein is giving his picks and predictions for every March Madness matchup! Read his best bets for the Final Four here.

UCLA Bruins vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs

I’m extremely impressed with the UCLA Bruins and their ability to score out of timeouts and get stops when needed. This team does the little things that lead to winning big games. UCLA, you had a legendary run but the train stops here. Drew Timme has continued to impress NBA scouts with his terrific skill set and scoring. Timme is the Christian Laettner of this Gonzaga team. I picked Gonzaga from the beginning so there is no way I will change my tune now. I expect the Zags to roll.

LOCK: Gonzaga -14

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Our college basketball expert, BetsByBob, has had three of his last four March Madness locks win. Find out his best Final Four bets here.

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