West Region Elite 8 Betting Odds & Free ATS NCAAB Picks: Xavier Musketeers vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Saturday, March 25, 2017
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#11 Xavier Musketeers vs. #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs

West Region Elite 8 Betting Odds & Free ATS NCAAB Picks: Xavier Musketeers vs Gonzaga Bulldogs

Musketeers: 24-13 (8-1 N)
Bulldogs: 35-1 (10-0 N)
When: 6:09 PM ET, Saturday, March 25, 2017
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, California
TV: TBS

There is one true upstart left in the NCAA tournament and they hail from Xavier, the only double digit seed left.

They’ve done it in style, defeating a six, a three and in their last game arguably the most thrilling win of the tournament in a 73-71 takedown of two-seed Arizona.

It was a game where they scored nine unanswered points in the final three minutes to pull out the win. One more will mean their first ever trip to the Final-Four.

It’s a dramatic turnaround for a team that was probably on the outside looking into the Tournament after a six-game losing in February. And that followed the season ending injury of their best player Edmund Sumner at the end of January.

Meanwhile Gonzaga has been a mid-major success story for 20 years, but they too are looking for their first trip to the Final-Four.

The #1 seed in the West also barely escaped their sweet-16 game over a tough West Virginia team. It was a defensive struggle all the way and the Mountaineers led with just under a minute to go. Jordan Matthews hit a killer three for Gonzaga that gave them the 60-58 and then their stifling defense did the rest for the three point win.

At the middle of it all is a mountain of a man in 7-foot, 300-pound Przemek Karnowski and should be able to give a smaller Xavier team fits down low.

Gonzaga excels at both ends of the floor, scoring 83.3 PPG on offense good for 15th in the nation and allowing 61.0 which was 5th overall. This is their game to win.

BetOnline has the Gonzaga listed as 8-point favorites and the game's total is sitting at 145½.

#11 Xavier Musketeers vs. #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs West Region Elite 8 Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
513 Xavier
145½
514 Gonzaga
-8½
  Moneyline
+330/-420

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Gonzaga won its last outing, a 61-58 result against Mountaineers on March 23. They earned a push in that game as a -3-point favorite.

Xavier won its last outing, a 73-71 result against Wildcats on March 23. They covered in that game as a +7.5-point underdog.

#11 Xavier Musketeers vs. #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs West Region Elite 8 Betting Odds & Trends

Xavier:
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Xavier is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Xavier is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Xavier's last 7 games

Gonzaga:
Current Streak: won 6 straight games.
Gonzaga is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Gonzaga's last 8 games

Free ATS NCAAB Picks: Gonzaga -8 at BetOnline

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