2017 Final Four Odds and Picks: Gonzaga Now a 7-Point Favorite

On Thursday, the line of the 2017 NCAA Final Four game between Gonzaga and South Carolina was on the move.

 

On Thursday, the line of the 2017 NCAA Final Four game between Gonzaga and South Carolina was on the move.

The Vegas line opened with the Bulldogs as 6.5-point favorites, but on Thursday, that number went up by a half-point to seven.

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Former Vegas bookmaker Micah Roberts agrees with Vegas and is backing the Zags in his official Final Four pick on Gonzaga vs. South Carolina.

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"Despite South Carolina winning its past four tournament games as an underdog, I'm still not fully buying into what the Gamecocks have done," Roberts said.

Gonzaga's margins of victory in the NCAA Tournament so far: 20 (San Diego State), 6 (Northwestern), 3 (West Virginia), and 24 (Xavier). That's an average of 13 points per game.

South Carolina hasn't had very many close calls in the 2017 NCAA Tournament thus far. The Gamecocks' margins of victory: 20 (Marquette and Baylor) and 7 (Duke and Florida). That's also an average of 13 points per game.

SportsLine projects a final score of 74-65 Gonzaga, so we'd pick the Zags to cover a seven-point line with ease.

Our simulators have Gonzaga covering a seven-point line 56 percent of the time, so they're not as high on the Zags as our predicted score.

The public, by contrast, is all over South Carolina to cover a seven-point spread, as 55 percent of the public would back the lone SEC team remaining in the Tournament.

Check out our Gonzaga vs. South Carolina game forecast for full odds, lines, and picks against the spread.