2017 Final Four Odds: Gonzaga Favored by 6.5 Over South Carolina

The 2017 Final Four is officially here, and the South Carolina Gamecocks are 6.5-point underdogs to the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

 

The 2017 Final Four is officially here, and the South Carolina Gamecocks are 6.5-point underdogs to the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

The Vegas line opened at Gonzaga -6.5 and hasn't budged so far. SportsLine's resident Vegas oddsmaker Kenny White, however, says the line is way off.

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S. Carolina +240 O/U 138
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The Over-Under, or Vegas' prediction for the total number of points in the game, opened at 138 and hasn't moved since.

Gonzaga is 36-1 on the season, with the team's lone loss coming at the end of February at the hands of un-ranked BYU.

Gonzaga coasted through the NCAA Tournament with a 20-point blasting of South Dakota State, a six-point win over Northwestern, a three-point victory over rugged West Virginia, and a 24-point drubbing of Xavier to reach the Final Four.

South Carolina struggled down the stretch, losing six of its last nine games entering the NCAA Tournament, but has turned on the gas since. The Gamecocks blasted Marquette by 20, beat a Duke team that many thought would win it all, destroyed Baylor by 20, and defeated SEC rival Florida by seven to make the 2017 NCAA Final Four.

South Carolina, a seven-seed, is the Vegas long-shot at 8/1 to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament. The Zags, one of the two remaining one-seeds, are 8/5, the second biggest favorite behind North Carolina.

Gonzaga is 23-9 against the spread this season, while South Carolina is 15-17. Both teams are sub-500 against point totals.