Xavier vs. Gonzaga Public Betting
Does the public think that Gonzaga is going to roll past Xavier when the two meet in the Elite 8 tonight at 6:09PM ET? Here are the latest numbers.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Gonzaga is the favorite in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -8 points against Xavier. The over/under total for the game is listed at 145 points. Tonight’s game is the West Regional Final and it will air on TBS from the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
When it comes to the public betting, Xavier is getting the majority of the wagers. The Musketeers are getting overwhelming support at the betting window, as 73 percent of the public wagers are going on Xavier +8 right now.
Xavier has been overlooked throughout the entire tournament thus far, as they have been underdogs in all three of their games and went on two win all three. The spreads have been increasing with each round as well, as they started as a 2-point dog against Maryland, were a 7-point dog against Florida State and a 7.5-point dog against Arizona. The public likes Xavier getting even more points, as they also come in covering in seven straight games.
Gonzaga has lost just one game this season and their record against the spread is an impressive 22-9-2. Despite that, the Bulldogs aren’t doing great at the betting window. They are 0-2-1 against the spread in these last two weeks, failing to cover against South Dakota State, Northwestern and West Virginia. Today, Gonzaga has the pressure to finally make a Final Four. They never have in program history and this seems to be their best chance. They could play tight because of it against and Xavier team that is playing with house money.