Baylor (+4, +170) is playing Gonzaga (-4, -195) at 9:20 PM EDT today. The over / under is set at 159.5.
After a wild game on Saturday night, Gonzaga will hope to return to form against a Baylor team that has several sharpshooters from the three-point line. Baylor actually has the highest shooting percentage from the three-point line this season, hitting at a 41% clip. This offensive onslaught is led by Jared Butler and Davion Mitchell.
Gonzaga has won all of their games this season by double digits, with the exception of 2: their win against UCLA on Saturday and against West Virginia earlier in the season. Drew Timme leads the charge, with Jalen Suggs also in the mix after hitting the buzzer-beating 3-pointers against UCLA on Saturday. Many analysts expect Timme to win Player of the Year honors this season.
Interesting trend to note – Baylor has been hot against the spread during the tournament. In the last 4 games, Baylor is 4-0 against the spread. For that reason, we are rolling with the Baylor Bears +4.5 in this contest. Gonzaga may come out on top, but the suffocating defense of Baylor will keep this game in check. If Gonzaga were to win, they would indeed make history as the first team since 1976 to have a perfect undefeated season and win the tournament (Indiana Hoosiers).