WCC Tournament Odds: Toreros Vs. Lions Betting Kicks Off Event

  • The West Coast Conference Basketball Tournament starts today.
  • Futures odds have first seeded Gonzaga as the clear favorite.
  • The eight vs nine matchup is tonight, as Loyola Marymount Lions face the San Diego Toreros.

SAN DIEGO - The West Coast Conference (WCC) tournament begins tonight as March Madness is fast approaching.

The first game of the tournament sees the number eight seed Loyola Marymount Lions faceoff against the ninth seed Sand Diego Toreros. According to the history of past tournaments, the eight-nine matchups can go in either direction.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have the shortest odds to win the WCC tournament, having a stronghold as the one seed and only losing one conference game all season.

March Madness Begins

Tonight’s matchup between the San Diego Toreros and the Loyola Marymount Lions is sure to be a good one as it kicks off the WCC tournament, showing that March Madness is upon us.

Sportsbooks have the Lions as the -145 favorites over the Toreros +125. The spread favors Loyola -2.5 and the over/under for total points is 126.5 with both the over and under set at -110 odds.

San Diego vs Loyola Marymount

  • Spread: Loyola Marymount -2.5
  • Moneyline: Loyola Marymount -145, San Diego +125
  • Total: 126.5

Historically, the eight vs nine matchups during march madness is practically even, as they are currently hosting a 70-66 record since 1985. The eight and nine seeds also cover the spread 59.1% of the time during the last 11 tournaments.

Sports bettors looking for longshot odds may want to consider taking action on tonight’s matchup.

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Regardless of how tonight’s game plays out, neither of these two teams have short odds to win the tournament. Gonzaga Bulldogs are the far favorite, with -435 odds to win the WCC tournament.

WCC Tournament Odds:

Odds to WIN the WCC Tournament:

  • Gonzaga -435
  • BYU +450
  • Saint Mary’s +700
  • Pacific +5000
  • Santa Clara +6000
  • San Francisco +9000
  • Pepperdine +10000
  • Loyola Marymount +20000
  • Portland +20000
  • San Diego +20000

These futures odds show that Gonzaga sits above the conference as they have dominated all season. Gonzaga finished the year with a 15-1 conference record.

Gonzaga will be plenty well-rested as they do not play until March 9 when they host the winner of the quarterfinals. This WCC tournament is sure to be a wild one as sports bettors’ wager on conference winners right before March Madness.

The festivities kick off tonight at 9 p.m. EST on BYUtv.