Can they top it?
Gonzaga advanced to college basketball’s national title game by winning an epic overtime game with UCLA, sinking a near half-court buzzer beater to beat the Bruins 93-90.
It was the best basketball game of the tournament and perhaps one of the greatest in recent memory. When it ended, Jalen Suggs, the Gonzaga guard who had just banked in the winning buzzer beater, jumped atop a courtside table in jubilation.
But there’s no more time to celebrate. The Bulldogs face No. 1 seed Baylor in Monday night’s National Championship game. And the Bears have an imposing team themselves, led by first-team All American Jared Butler.
So the betting line is fairly close and the competition should be intense. Gonzaga hopes to maintain its magic for at least one more game. And Baylor is hoping to steal the spotlight.
With a number of betting options and a few promotions available at the best PA sportsbooks, the elements are all present for an outstanding game.
Let’s take a look at the odds for the final game of March Madness to get you ready for tip off.
DraftKings promotion moves the line in Gonzaga’s favor Monday
Gonzaga is a 4.5-point favorite in Monday night’s title game, which will be broadcast at 9:20 p.m. on CBS.
But thanks to a DraftKings Sportsbook promotion, an alternate spread of Gonzaga +4.5 has odds that have been boosted to +100. The original line for Gonzaga +4.5 was -375.
To take advantage of the promotion, players must opt-in first and make sure the boosted odds are selected in the betslip. (You may have to go to Game Lines and Select Alternate Point Spreads to find the odds boost.) The maximum wager is $25.
If you prefer bigger wagers or other betting lines, DraftKings has Gonzaga at -190 on the moneyline, while Baylor is +155. The game’s over/under is set at 159 points.
There are also alternate lines available and wagers on the first/second half spreads and totals as well. Live betting odds will also be active after tip off.
Updated Gonzaga vs. Baylor odds at PA sportsbooks
See below for the latest championship game odds in PA and find betting splits and stats here.
FOX Bet also boosting odds on national championship wagers
FOX Bet PA also features some boosted bets for tonight’s action, with more than 70 total wagers listed at the sports betting app. One of the biggest returns would arrive if both teams score 80 or more points and Baylor wins the game. That bet has been boosted to +800.
Another option pays out +500 odds if either team wins by one or two points. And if both teams score 40 or more points in the first half, wagers priced at +450 would become winning tickets.
The full offerings at FOX Bet are worth a look with a lengthy list of alternative lines, team totals, and winning margin wagers as well. FOX Bet also has a number of custom bets, some with odds as high as +25000 on the exact final score.
Bulldogs or Bears in NCAA basketball title game?
Tonight, the national title game tips off featuring two teams who arrived there in very different ways. Baylor had little trouble with Houston in Saturday’s Final Four showdown, cruising to a 78-59 victory.
Gonzaga, however, needed overtime and an incredible buzzer beater to get by the UCLA Bruins.
Now, the game becomes even bigger. And Gonzaga is the favorite.
But after such an epic win Saturday, it’s pretty reasonable to wonder about how the Bulldogs will perform today.
Can they top it?
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