The Final Four betting odds for the year 2017 first game to be determined – South Carolina vs. Gonzaga – were coming in at Zags -6.5. LIVE IN-PLAY WAGERING will be available for this game right up to the final second.
South Carolina has gone 15-16-2 Against The Spread, finishing with ten outright losses on the season. They have covered in half of their last ten but were looking for their 5th straight cover Saturday.
Fox Sports called South Carolina the most stunning Final Four team in years.
Chris Chase writes:
South Carolina checks all the boxes for an NCAA tournament Cinderella. The Gamecocks, riding three-straight upsets of Duke, Baylor and Florida, capped one of the most unlikely Final Four runs the sport has ever seen, winning the much-heralded East region with a 77-70 victory Sunday over their favored conference foes from Gainesville.
If that’s not the stuff of glass slippers, then maybe this is: In the past 10 days, South Carolina has won twice as many NCAA tournament games (not including meaningless consolation games) than they had in the school’s entire history.
South Carolina would pay out $4000 for every $100 bet should they win the 2017 NCAA Men's College Basketball Championship.
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Gonzaga is certainly the team to beat this season with 6-1 odds of winning the 2017 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Championship and only one loss Straight Up. They have also managed to go an impressive 23-9-2 Against The Spread.
The Bulldogs demolished upset-minded Xavier to advance to the Final Four.
Gonzaga made 12 of 24 shots from 3-point range after struggling the first three NCAA Tournament games. The Zags were No. 1 in defensive efficiency during the regular season and shut down the underdog and 11th-seeded Musketeers (24-14) to become the first WCC team to reach the Final Four in 60 years.
Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzaga’s efficient offense after struggling against West Virginia. Johnathan Williams added 19 points and center Przemek Karnowski, who was still recovering from back surgery a year ago, created open perimeter looks with his deft passing out of the post.