Update, April 5 11:33 p.m. — Baylor has won the national championship! The Bears beat Gonzaga 86-70, dominating from the start and never feeling this one was in doubt. Baylor covered outright as the underdog and the game came in under the 160 point total.
Update, April 5 8:15 p.m. — At DraftKings Sportsbook, Gonzaga is now a 4.5-point favorite over Baylor. 50% of the handle and 52% of the bets are on the Bulldogs. The total is now 159.5, and the over is getting 56% of the handle and 57% of the bets.
The NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game is set and we get the best of the best. The No. 1 Baylor Bears will meet the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs for all the marbles. The title game is scheduled to tip at 9:20 p.m. on Monday, April 5, with CBS broadcasting the game.
Baylor crushed Houston in the early game of the Final Four. The two sides exchanged leads in the first four minutes, but then Baylor took over. They grabbed a lead at the 15:49 mark on a Matthew Mayer three-point shot and never looked back, winning by 19. Gonzaga followed with a thrilling win over UCLA. Neither team could pull away in regulation, and we almost found ourselves headed to double overtime after Johnny Juzang hit a layup with 3.3 seconds remaining. However, Jalen Suggs banked in a three as time expired to send the Bulldogs to the national title game.
Here are the opening odds for the 2021 NCAA Men’s Championship game from DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of tip-off on Monday.
March Madness odds, NCAA Championship
No. 1 Baylor vs No. 1 Gonzaga
Point spread: Gonzaga -5
Point Total: 160
Moneyline: Gonzaga -245, Baylor +188
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