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Can anyone stop Gonzaga? In short, no

UCLA vs. Gonzaga Final Four Odds & Picks: Bulldogs Keep Rolling

To put it simply, there is no way I’m betting against this Gonzaga team. The line could be 20 here and I’m still riding with the Zags. We very well could be seeing the best team in modern college basketball history.

In recent memory, the team that gets brought up a lot is the 2018 Villanova team. That team was fantastic and basically ran through the NCAA tournament with ease on its way to a national title. Still, this Gonzaga team is in another league.

Past that, the 2014-2015 Kentucky team comes to mind, but they didn’t even make the National Championship game.

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If Gonzaga goes on to win the title this year, they’ll be the first team to go through the regular season and postseason unbeaten since Indiana University in 1976.

UCLA has been a great story this season, going from the First Four all the way to the Final Four, but this Gonzaga team is unlike any other team in the country. They beat you inside, they beat you outside, they have tremendous big-man play and some of the best guards in the country.

So, let’s take a look at exactly how we’re going to play this.

UCLA vs. Gonzaga Early Odds

Just a few days away from this one and the line is the biggest in the history of the Final Four. No totally surprising as we have a Cinderella No. 11 seed going up against one of the best college basketball team of all time, but it’s just a look at how good oddsmakers really think this Gonzaga team is

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Gonzaga vs. UCLA Best Bet & Picks

Not only does Gonzaga feature the best frontcourt in all of college basketball with Corey Kispert and Drew Timme, but they also have perhaps the best guard in the nation in Jalen Suggs. There is an argument that Timme and Suggs are the two best players, at any position, in all of NCAA basketball. So, what does UCLA need to stop them? A Miracle.

We saw this Gonzaga team absolutely dismantle a USC team that was playing really good basketball in the tournament. Evan Mobley, who is going to probably go No. 2 in this year’s NBA Draft, had no answer for Timme and he dominated in the painted area. Kispert had perhaps his worst game of the tournament, shooting 6-19 from the field, and he still put up 18 points.

14 points is not enough to convince me to bet on UCLA to cover against one of the best college basketball teams we’ve ever seen.

Johnny Juzang has been awesome in March and he’ll most likely fill up the stat sheet, but the Bruins just don’t have the scoring to keep up with the best offense in the country.

The Pick: Gonzaga -14 @ -108

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Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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