The two best teams in the country are left standing in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, setting up a much-anticipated championship game between a pair of No. 1 seeds in the undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs and Baylor Bears on Monday night in Indianapolis. Gonzaga (31-0) needed overtime and a miracle shot to beat UCLA in the Final Four to keep its hopes alive of becoming the first team in 45 years to complete a perfect season with a national title. Baylor (27-2) had a much easier time in its national semifinal with a lopsided victory over Houston to move one step closer to winning its first NCAA men’s basketball championship.
Tip-off from Lucas Oil Stadium is set for 9:20 p.m. ET on CBS. William Hill Sportsbook lists the Bulldogs as a 4.5-point favorite, while the over-under for total points scored is 159.5 in the latest Gonzaga vs. Baylor odds. Before making any Baylor vs. Gonzaga picks, you need to see the 2021 NCAA Tournament National Championship Game predictions from SportsLine’s Matt Severance.
A well-connected writer and handicapper who has worked in the industry since 2005, Severance is on a stunning run and called UCLA to cover vs. Gonzaga in the Final Four. He is on a blistering 138-101 roll on college basketball picks against the spread, returning $2,674 to $100 bettors during that span. Anyone who has followed him is way up.