Gonzaga-Baylor Player Props: Best National Championship bets to make
The 2021 National Championship Game is upon us and BetRivers.com is proud to provide a wide variety of Gonzaga-Baylor player props, game lines, and teasers. The National Championship Game tips off at 9:20 p.m. ET on Monday, April 5, and will be broadcast on CBS.
The two best teams in the country all season long have successfully made it to the final game of the season, and pundits and fans alike are salivating at the prospect of one of the most anticipated college basketball games in over a decade. The players are a major reason why, as Gonzaga vs. Baylor features the likes of Drew Timme, Jalen Suggs, Corey Kispert, Jared Butler, Davion Mitchell, and MaCio Teague.
Longtime national college basketball writer Rob Dauster, the co-founder of The Field of 68 Network, breaks down his favorite Gonzaga-Baylor player props for the final game of the 2020-2021 college basketball season.
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GONZAGA-BAYLOR PLAYER PROPS
DREW TIMME, 21.5 POINTS, OVER (-113)
Drew Timme is just an unbelievable scorer around the basket. I think you can make the argument that he is a more talented post scorer than Luka Garza. He’s ridiculous at using angles to create passing lanes and he has perfected the ability to finish off the glass with either hand, regardless of the defense that is being played on him. And while Baylor is a great defensive team, they don’t have elite rim protection and none of their three bigs are built to stop Timme in the post. Throw in the fact that Gonzaga plays with three point guards, and I think the ability of Baylor to neutralize their half-court offensive with ball pressure will be somewhat limited. I think Timme gets 30.
JARED BUTLER, 16.5 POINTS, OVER (+105)
In today’s matchup breakdown, I discussed how important Everyday Jon is to Baylor’s ability to operate out of ball-screens, and how much difficulty I think Gonzaga will have defending that. I expect the Zags to defend Baylor’s ball-screens similarly to the way that they defended UCLA’s: By using Drew Timme to hedge hard on the ball, use a weak-side tagger to try and take away the roller, and dare Baylor to make those cross-court skip passes to the weak side of the floor. This is a risk because it could end up leaving the shooter wide-open. That’s what happened on Saturday, and Butler made Houston pay. I think he will on Monday night as well.
JALEN SUGGS, 5.5 ASSISTS, OVER (+100)
ANDREW NEMBHARD, 4.5 ASSISTS, OVER (-143)
Baylor’s no-middle defense can be beaten by teams that have big guards that can make probing, baseline drives that forces Baylor into rotation and then pick out a pass. Gonzaga starts three guards that are point guards by trade and are all 6-foot-4 or taller. They can run the offense through someone that isn’t being guarded by Davion Mitchell, and I think they will succeed. If they are going to win, which I think they will, it will be because these drives create shots.