Gonzaga vs Baylor Bet: 2021 March Madness Finals Pick & NCAA Tournament Prediction

Gonzaga vs Baylor Bet: 2021 March Madness Championship Pick and NCAA Tournament Finals prediction. After Cinderella stories taking center stage across the month of March, we have now arrived at the 2021 March Madness Finals with two 1 seeds vying for the national title. The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Baylor Bears will face off in a battle of two ultimate powerhouses. 


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Gonzaga was largely expected to be here, and Baylor was always given a fair shake as a 1 seed. This matchup is not surprising in the least, but it’s a tough one to gauge given just how good both teams are. This one will be a battle for the ages.

Baylor has pieced together wins against Hartford by 24, Wisconsin by 13, Villanova by 11, Arkansas by 9, and most recently notched a 19-point victory over Houston. They haven’t had a tough time on their road to the championship.

Gonzaga vs Baylor Bet: 2021 March Madness Finals Pick & NCAA Tournament Prediction

Jared Butler helped lead Baylor to a rout of Houston in the Final Four on Saturday. The Bears face the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the 2021 NCAA Tournament Finals. (Image: USA TODAY Sports)


Gonzaga is coming off a game in which they were nearly upset by the UCLA Bruins — they needed some Jalen Suggs heroics in overtime to clinch a championship berth.

Two 1 seeds battling it out in the championship? Who could have possibly guessed? While we expect this game to be a close, hard-fought battle, it’s an interesting matchup on paper. Baylor’s staunch defense against the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ high-octane offense shapes this one up to be a classic.

What can we expect from either team in this Baylor vs Gonzaga matchup? Let’s take a look.  


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Baylor vs Gonzaga Bet: 2021 March Madness Championship

Gonzaga Bulldogs -4.5 vs. Baylor Bears

Gonzaga -4.5 (-110) at Unibet

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Gonzaga-Baylor: Under 159.5 (-110) at Unibet

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Gonzaga-Baylor: Under 159.5 (2021 NCAA Tournament Championship)

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I know I said this game would be close, but I don’t know if a 4.5-point spread in favor of Gonzaga is enough to fully encapsulate just how good of a basketball team the Bulldogs are. This Gonzaga team can blow out the Bears without even batting an eye, but the thing is, Baylor is hot and hungry. They simply will not go down without a fight even though they are the clear-cut underdog in this fight. I’m looking at taking Gonzaga spread all the way up to 6 points.

The total is extremely high for Baylor, but is a normal outcome for Gonzaga games. If Gonzaga controls the pace, this game can shoot Over 159.5 points, but if there is any sort of mediation from the Bears, this could go way Under. I wouldn’t necessarily call the Under a strong lean or even a lean for that matter, but merely a prediction for how I believe this game will play out. If you’re looking for action, the Under is the suggestion here.

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