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Gonzaga opens as 4.5 point favorites over Baylor

by Mike Spector | Bulldogs Correspondent |
Sun, Apr 4th 8:09am EDT

The Gonzaga Bulldogs opened as 4.5 point favorites over the Baylor Bears for Monday's national championship game, per BettingPros consensus odds.

Betting Impact:

Many sportsbooks like William Hill and DraftKings had Gonzaga as six-point favorites over Baylor on a lookahead line earlier in the week. However, the recency bias of Baylor's dominating 19-point win over Houston and Gonzaga's overtime squeaker against UCLA forced oddsmakers to lower the spread by a point and a half. That has not stopped bettors from backing the favorites, as 57% of the bets and 67% of the money thus far has been wagered on Gonzaga. Both teams are 4-1 ATS in their five NCAA tournament games to this point. Gonzaga's moneyline odds are -210 compared to Baylor's +165, and the over/under has been set at 159.5.

Game: BAY at GONZ Mon Apr 5th, 9:20pm ET | Categories: Line Movements