The Final Four chances favor the no. that is remaining seeds Gonzaga and North Carolina to meet up with in the championship game on April 3. But Cinderellas No. 3 Oregon and # 7 sc still have a opportunity to disrupt that potential one-on-one showdown.
Gonzaga is headed to its first Final Four, and some oddsmakers in Vegas think they’re the team to beat.
The Zags, now 36-1, had the easiest of the Elite Eight games by matching up against No. 11 Xavier. The Bulldogs cruised 83-59, and they are now the odds-on favorites in Las Vegas to win their first-ever NCAA guys’s basketball title.
Gonzaga has never been to the Final Four, but oddsmakers think now is their time. The at 7-5 to win it all. UNC follows closely at 8-5, accompanied by Oregon (4-1) and South Carolina 8-1.
‘It’s been a long, difficult journey to fully grasp this program here,’ coach Mark limited said. ‘ We’ll go down there (Phoenix) and try to win the thing.’
Both games of the Final Four are on April 1, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona saturday. Sc plays Gonzaga first, with the end planned for 6:09 pm ET. Oregon and UNC have the nightcap at 8:49 pm ET.
For those who believe the Zags have two more wins in them, bettors can find better chances on the Bulldogs at Bovada. The online site has UNC while the favorite at +140, followed by Gonzaga (+180), Oregon (+550), and South Carolina (+750). (more…)