We finally made it to the Final Four. After a roller coaster of a tournament, the remaining teams are mostly chalky, besides the 11-seeded UCLA Bruins. With the games coming up this weekend, I’m here to give you the best prop bets of the Final Four games.
Jalen Suggs OVER 24.5 Points, Assists, Rebounds
After falling just two assists shy of a triple-double vs. USC, this number is simply too small. Suggs and Mark Few both know the stage they are on, with all eyes, NBA scout’s eyes included, on the soon-to-be lottery pick. With an opportunity to show off in a game that Gonzaga should easily win, I expect Suggs’ usage to rise in his final few games in a Gonzaga uniform.
NBA narrative aside, the Bruins defense isn’t anything spectacular. They will be spread so thin that I’m not sure who will even be guarding the Gonzaga freshman. Suggs has the ability to get to 25 points alone, but his floor of at least five combined assists and rebounds makes me feel safe about this pick.
Justin Gorham OVER 7.5 Rebounds
The number sits at 7.5 but is juiced to -134, so it might be at 8.0 by the time you go place your bet. Either way, I like the number. Gorham has tallied 10 boards in each of his last two games for Houston, and Baylor offers a surprisingly juicy matchup in the rebounding department.
While the Bears do well at grabbing their own missed shots, they aren’t great on the other side of the floor at limiting opponents’ offensive boards. Baylor allows opponents to rebound over 30% of their misses, ranking 273rd in all of college basketball. This is where Gorham excels, with a 15.5% offensive rebounding percentage, ranking 15th best among all D-I players. I can easily see another five-and-five game to grant him 10 total boards. The public likes this number at 7.5, and so do I.
Gonzaga Alternate Line -18.0 (+155)
I am a bit Gonzaga-heavy on these prop bets, but I seriously think UCLA is in for a wake-up call on their Cinderella run. Gonzaga has crushed their last two opponents that match up better with them than UCLA does. The Bulldogs are elite at finding quality shots, and I can’t see a way for Mick Cronin and Co. to stop this well-oiled machine.
At plus money for a spread that Gonzaga would have reached their last two games, I’m willing to take that gamble. I can see this game go similarly to the 2016 Final Four game between Villanova and Oklahoma. Gonzaga might not win 95-51 as Villanova did, but I wouldn’t be shocked at all to see Gonzaga cruise to a 20+ point victory.
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