Here’s our Houston vs Baylor betting pick and predictions. It is the meeting of two teams that have not been in the Final Four since the men’s tournament expanded in 1985.
Matchup: Houston Cougars vs Baylor Bears
Game time: April 3, 2021, at 5:14 PM ET
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
Houston Vs Oregon State Betting Pick Prediction
No. 1 seed Baylor meets No. 2 Houston in what sports betting fans think is the NCAA tournament’s real championship game. Baylor won the South Region title against Arkansas, 81-72. Leading the Bears are MaCio Teague, Davion Mitchell, and Jared Butler.
Their opponent, Houston, got into the Final Four by winning the Midwest Region title. Marcus Sasser and Kevin Grimes got a total of nine three-pointers for the game against Oregon State, based on iGaming Korea reports.
The Cougars are making their sixth Final Four appearance this year. The school reached the NCAA title game in 1983 and 1984 with Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon. On the other hand, Baylor made it to two Final Four appearances – 1948 and 1950.
Butler will be relying on Butler, Teague, and Mitchell to score points. Also, the trio combined for 12 assists each game. Their support comes from Adam Flagler, Matthew Mayer, Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua, Mark Vital, and Flo Thamba. Coach Scott Drew doesn’t deviate from this rotation.
According to online sports betting sources, Quentin Grimes will carry the scoring load for Houston. He is 17 out of 39 from the three-point area during the tournament. Sasser adds 13 points per game for the Cougars.
Who to Bet on for this Game
Bet on Baylor at -5
Both teams have great defenses. However, once they settle down in the second half, you can expect Baylor’s backcourt to lead the title towards the NCAA Tournament’s championship game.