UCLA vs. Gonzaga Final Four Odds, Picks & Predictions: Sharp Money Buying Back Early Line Movement
Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images. Pictured: Kenneth Nwuba #14 of the UCLA Bruins cuts the net
- The Gonzaga Bulldogs and UCLA Bruins will play Saturday night with a spot in the national championship on the line.
- Late line movement has become apparent, as sharps have waited for limits to rise to place their full bets.
- PJ Walsh breaks down how that has impacted odds for the Final Four matchup below.
UCLA vs. Gonzaga Odds
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NCAA Tournament Final Four odds opened early on Wednesday morning, meaning bettors have had plenty of time to analyze, handicap and ultimately get down on tonight’s Houston vs. Baylor and UCLA vs. Gonzaga matchups.
But just because lines are up doesn’t mean all bettors necessarily want to show their hands, especially those who back their opinions with big bucks.
Limits (the maximum amount sportsbooks will accept) are typically the highest on game day, which often leads to late line movement once the sharpest bettors unload their positions across the market.
And interestingly enough, that’s exactly what we’re seeing on Saturday leading up to tonight’s UCLA vs. Gonzaga Final Four matchup.
Using The Action Network’s tools and software, let’s examine the late position that wiseguys are taking.
UCLA vs. Gonzaga Pick
The UCLA vs. Gonzaga total opened at 146, and when compared to the current number of 146.5 (click here for live Final Four odds), odds movement doesn’t seem all that significant.
However, if we dig into the UCLA vs. Gonzaga line history, we see that the over/under actually dipped to 145 earlier this week, and since then, the over has attracted a steady diet of professional action.
Action Labs’ Bet Signals have tracked two separate instances of smart money flowing on the UCLA vs. Gonzaga over, explaining why reached 146.5 shortly after 10:30 a.m. ET today.