Elite 8: Gonzaga Bulldogs Vs. USC Trojans Betting Odds, Trends, Picks

  • The Gonzaga Bulldogs have -450 odds to beat the USC Trojans.
  • Gonzaga is also looking at a manageable 8.5-point spread in their favor.

INDIANAPOLIS - With two teams already set in stone for the Final Four, the Gonzaga Bulldogs will be going up against the USC Trojans as they look to become the next Final Four team.

Online sportsbooks are looking at Gonzaga as the heavy favorites going into the game and rightfully so being that they are the heavy favorites to win the National Championship as well.

Gonzaga Bulldogs Vs. USC Trojans Odds

  • Moneyline: Gonzaga (-450) vs. USC (+325)
  • Spread: Gonzaga -8.5
  • Total: 153 Points

Gonzaga Vs. USC Moneyline Odds

Starting with the moneyline, there should be no doubts about why Gonzaga is being seen as the super heavy favorites in this matchup. They have been a powerhouse all season long having gone 29-0 on the year which includes their tournament games as well and are also currently in the midst of a 33-game win streak as well.

Also, this is Gonzaga’s third Elite 8 appearance in the last six March Madness tournaments as well which should also back up their college basketball odds as it shows how much experience they really have. With that, betting on Gonzaga could be some of the easiest money made on the tournament.

Moneyline Pick: Gonzaga

Gonzaga Vs. USC Spread

Bettors should be looking at the spread as a major opportunity for some easy money. Gonzaga has been very strong against the spread this season having gone 15-12-2 and have been on an absolute tear in their recent games. Not to take anything away from USC at all as they have gone 19-13 ATS but the fact that they are going up against Gonzaga should have bettors leaning the Bulldogs way.

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In their last seven games overall on a neutral site, Gonzaga has gone 6-1 against the spread and are 4-1 ATS in their last five games. They have also gone 4-1 against the spread in their last five March Madness games. USC, on the other hand, have gone 7-2 ATS in their last nine NCAA Tournament games as an underdog but have gone 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games following a win. That being said, Gonzaga should give bettors the easy payout here with their March Madness odds.

Spread Pick: Gonzaga -8.5

Gonzaga Vs. USC Game Total

Some might look at the college basketball odds on the total for this game and think that it is set quite low and they are right. Both teams are not shy at all when it comes to scoring the ball as Gonzaga is a top team in the country in scoring as they average 91.8 ppg while USC puts up 75.2 ppg. Combined, that would crush the Over.

However, both teams do put up a strong defensive front as the Bulldogs allow 63.7 ppg while the Trojans only allow 58.3 ppg. This should not stop bettors from taking the Over though as both teams have hit the Over more often than not. Gonzaga has gone 4-0 in hitting the Over in their last four Tuesday games and are 5-1 with Overs in their last six games following a win against the spread. As for USC, the Over in their last five games has gone 3-1-1 and in their last seven games following a win against the spread has gone 5-1-1. All in all, the Over should be the way bettors lean.

Total Pick: Over 153