The 2021 NCAA tournament is finally here! First-round games will be played on Friday and Saturday, and all March Madness games will take place in the state of Indiana.
Our experts -- Josh Appelbaum, Bruce Marshall, Tim Murray, Greg Peterson, Wes Reynolds, David Stall, Dave Tuley and Matt Youmans -- give their March Madness best bets and most likely upsets for every game.
Record so far: 57-40
Odds are consensus from VSiN's March Madness Vegas Odds Page.
March Madness Picks for Title Game
No. 1 Baylor Bears vs. No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (-4.5, 159.5)
Peterson: This is the matchup college basketball fans have wanted all year long (and almost got in December if it the game hadn’t been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols).
These are the top two offenses in the country in points scored on a per possession basis, but they do it in different ways, as Gonzaga leads the country in two-point shooting percentage and Baylor 3-point shooting percentage.
The biggest mismatch in this game, though, is going to be on the interior. Drew Timme has registered at least 22 points in each of Gonzaga’s last four games and his 7.1 rebounds per game are more than any Baylor player.