South Carolina beat Florida 77 to 71 to stamp their ticket to the Final Four this Sunday, March 26. The Gamecocks battle Gonzaga in the Final Four on April 1. The game takes place from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.
The South Carolina Gamecocks have gone 4 and 0 both straight up and against the spread in the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga is 4 and 0 straight up in the tournament. But, the Zags are only 1-2-1 against the spread during March Madness.
Now, let’s find out if any of these two March Madness hopeful’s have a NCAA men’s hoops title shot.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Vs South Carolina Gamecocks Final Four Odds, Pick & TV Info
What: No. 7 South Carolina Gamecocks (26-10) vs No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (36-1)
When: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Start Time: 6:09 PM ET
Where: Glendale, Arizona
Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium
Spread: Gonzaga -6.5
Moneyline: South Carolina +240 vs Gonzaga -260
Game Total: 138.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: South Carolina vs Gonzaga
Bet South Carolina ATS Because…
The Gamecocks have been spectacular versus 4 teams from 4 different power conferences in the tournament. The Gamecocks beat Marquette, from the Big East, 93 to 73 in Round 1. They upset Duke, the ACC Tournament Champions, 88 to 81 in Round 2. Then, South Carolina put a 70 to 50 beat down on Baylor, from the Big 12, in the Sweet 16. The Gamecocks avenged a 66 to 81 loss to Florida by beating their SEC rivals in the Elite Eight.
Bet Gonzaga ATS Because…
Gonzaga is playing their best basketball of the tournament. The Zags beat South Dakota State 66 to 64 as a -23 favorite in Round 1. In Round 2, the Bulldogs struggled to a 79 to 73 win over Northwestern. The Zags only beat West Virginia 61 to 58 in the Sweet 16. But, the Zags dominated Xavier 83 to 59 in the Elite Eight.
Final Four Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Gonzaga has been the best team in the nation since Day 1. The Zags lost only 1 game all season long. They go into the Final Four coming off their most impressive win of the season. The team appears close to unbeatable.
But, South Carolina has gotten better in the NCAA Tournament. The Gamecocks had a terrific defense going into March Madness. The defense is still great. The difference with the South Carolina team that battles Gonzaga in the Final Four from any other Gamecocks squad is that SC can now play fast on offense.
South Carolina scored 93 versus Marquette. They scored 88 versus Duke. They scored 70 against Baylor and put up 77 versus Florida. It’s tough to beat South Carolina now because not only do they have a terrific defense, but they can also hang with you if you want to run and up and down the court.
I think South Carolina keeps the good times going. South Carolina beats Gonzaga straight up in this game.