College Basketball Betting Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Bet Saturday’s Final Four Games
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- Everything you need to bet the Final Four in one place.
- Our staff has covered everything for Saturday's Final Four games, including sides, totals, player props, exotics, X-factors for each team, and more.
- Find whatever you're looking to bet for Gonzaga vs. UCLA and Baylor vs. Houston below.
And then there were four.
After a crazy season full of COVID-19 pauses and an NCAA Tournament complete with upsets in each round, we have made it to the Final Four.
Tonight, we are blessed with (1) Baylor vs. (2) Houston at 5:14 p.m. ET followed by (1) Gonzaga vs. (11) UCLA at 8:34 p.m. ET.
Our staff has broken down every conceivable way to bet both games on Saturday, ranging from your typical spread and total bets to player props and double-results.
Look below for everything you could need to bet Saturday’s two Final Four games.
Final Four Betting Guides
Our Staff’s Best Bets
Wondering where to find action on both games? Our college basketball staff has you covered. With spread and total picks included, we also tackle team totals and game props on the board. Read now »»
The Action Network’s & Three Man Weave’s Six-Pack of Picks
Collin Wilson, Mike Randle & Stuckey join forces with Jim Root, Ky McKeon & Matt Cox of Three Man Weave to deliver their College Basketball Six Pack of Picks via The Action Network Sports Betting Podcast for the Final Four. Read more »»
Stuckey’s Betting Guides for Each Final Four Matchup
(1) Baylor vs. (2) Houston | 5:14 p.m. ET, CBS
Before two West Coast teams battle it out for a spot in Monday’s national championship, we will have a semifinal duel between two Texas teams.
That’s especially notable since this will mark the first time in NCAA Tournament history we won’t have a single team from east of the Mississippi River in the Final Four. It really is the anti-blue blood tournament. Read more »»
(1) Gonzaga vs. (11) UCLA | 5:14 p.m. ET, CBS
It shouldn’t surprise anybody that the undefeated and No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga Bulldogs are here in the Final Four.
However, not many people thought their opponent would be the No. 11 seed UCLA Bruins, who will make their 19th Final Four appearance. Read more »»
Collin Wilson’s Final Four Pace Report
This article will serve as the pace report for our two semifinal games, looking for statistical trend edges in the total for both contests.
Each one of these teams plays a different style, which will provide a compelling weekend of basketball. Read more »»
Mike Randle’s & Stuckey’s Early Betting Leans
While Gonzaga and Baylor looked like the two most dominant teams in the country throughout the early part of the season, they’ve broken down other bets to look at based on each matchup as well. Read more »»
Our player prop picks have gone 42-19-1 through the first two weekends of games, with an impressive 69% hit rate and an incredible 33% return on investment.
(1) Baylor vs. (2) Houston Player Prop Picks
The Final Four is here at last, and we’ve got a good one to tip off our Saturday as the 1-seed Baylor Bears and 2-seed Houston Cougars face off in a battle of Texas teams with just five combined losses all season.
Both teams feature top-five offenses in the nation and outstanding defenses. Read more »»
(1) Gonzaga vs. (11) UCLA Player Prop Picks
Our second Final Four matchup brings us a battle of blue bloods, and what a matchup we’ve got.
On one side, 1-seed Gonzaga hopes to keep its perfect season and title run alive. Directly in the Zag’s path is 11-seed “Cinderella” UCLA, no stranger to titles or perfect seasons itself. Read more »»
Mike Calabrese’s Guide to Betting Final Four Props & Exotics
Mike Calabrese is building his Final Four card by fading UCLA in a variety of ways. Stick for the anti-Bruin bets, stay for a double-result parlay going off at +750.
Just don’t tell Bill Walton what he thinks of the Conference of Champions. Read more »»
Every Final Four Team’s “X-Factor”
In the Final Four, every team will need someone to step up if they want to 1) win, and 2) cover. Our staff broke down which players will play key roles in the betting and props markets.
(1) Gonzaga Bulldogs: Read more »»
(1) Baylor Bears: Read more »»
(2) Houston Cougars: Read more »»
(11) UCLA Bruins: Read more »»
A National Championship Matchup Four Months in the Making?
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.
No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Baylor were scheduled to play a neutral-site game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Then, the inevitable happened … or, at least that’s how it felt at the time: Gonzaga vs. Baylor was postponed, then ultimately canceled, due to COVID-19.
Now, the two teams could be pitted against one another once again just four months later. Read more »»