Mark Few and the Gonzaga Bulldogs find themselves back in the NCAA Tournament championship game after an unforgettable game against the UCLA Bruins. The Baylor Bears got this far by dominating the Houston Cougars in the Final Four. It’s down to just one win for these two teams, as the world is about to witness who gets to be crowned as the new kings of college basketball. Check out which team the experts are picking to be the last one standing in the 2021 March Madness below.
Expert Picks and Predictions for the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game Between the Baylor Bears and the Gonzaga Bulldogs
College Football News – Pete Fiutak : Gonzaga
Pete Fiutak of College Football News offered his insight about the upcoming Baylor-Gonzaga NCAA Tournament national championship game on Monday, providing a case for why each of these two teams will win. Fiutak likes Baylor’s ability to shoot the ball. The Bears surely can drain those long balls, as they are the best outside-shooting team in the nation, making over 40 percent of their 3-point shots. But Fiutak also doesn’t think Baylor can keep up with Gonzaga’s firepower. Fiutak believes the Bulldogs will get the job done and finish the season as an undefeated national champion in an 84-77 win.
Sporting News – Bill Bender : Gonzaga
Bill Bender of Sporting News published a detailed overview of the upcoming titanic matchup between Baylor and Gonzaga. He noted each team’s key players. For Baylor, it’s the usual suspects — the trio of Davion Mitchell, MaCio Teague, and Jared Butler. For Gonzaga, it’s basically the team’s entire starting unit in Drew Timme, Corey Kispert, Jalen Suggs, Joel Ayayi, and Andrew Nembhard. Bender is particularly intrigued by the matchup of Suggs and Mitchell, both electric guards, who can score and play great defense. It’s going to be close match for Bender, with him predicting the Bulldogs to come away with an 85-81 victory.
Heartland College Sports – Matthew Postins : Gonzaga
Matthew Postins of Heartland College Sports thinks that Gonzaga’s more skilled frontcourt will spell the difference in Monday’s game, in favor of the Bulldogs. He mentions Timme and Kispert in particular, who are both excellent offensive players. Timme is actually 12th in the nation in offensive rating, 11th in effective field goal percentage, and 12th in true shooting percentage. Kispert, on the other hand, is ninth in offensive rating, 24th in effective field goal percentage, and 11th in true shooting percentage.
TopBet News Editor – Ryan Simpson : Baylor
Our own Ryan Simpson thinks that this will be a high-scoring game, a slugfest from beginning to end. These are two offensive gifted teams that are destined to battle mano y mano in the grandest stage of college basketball. Baylor will get its moments. Gonzaga will repeatedly find ways to score. In the end, this writer predicts that Baylor will score an 82-80 win. View more on the predictions for the Baylor vs Gonzaga NCAA Championship.
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