After crushing West Virginia in their first game of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday No. 7 Gonzaga will try for a similar result against a tougher opponent in East Region action on Saturday – No. 2 Ohio State. Get college basketball betting lines for the match at Bovada.
The Bulldogs rolled to an 18-point lead on the Mountaineers by halftime on Thursday night and didn’t have any problems from there, grabbing a 77-54 victory and easily covering the 1-point spread posted at Bovada.
The combined score of that Round of 64 matchup fell UNDER the listed total of 133 points.
Gonzaga got balanced offense against West Virginia, with Robert Sacre and Gary Bell Jr. each tossing in 14 points, and Kevin Pangos adding 13 points on the night. Elias Harris was good for 10 points for the Bulldogs in that win.
The Buckeyes had no problem in their second-round matchup on Thursday night either, as they bounced No. 15 Loyola-Maryland by a score of 78-59 at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center.
Ohio State had entered that contest as a big 17.5-point favorite against the No. 15 Greyhounds at Bovada on Thursday, but they managed to pay off for their supporters and cover that spread. The combined score was an was an OVER result for totals bettors.
Jared Sullinger was good for 12 points and 11 rebounds for Ohio State in that victory, but it wasDeshaun Thomas who really caused the damage for the Buckeyes – he poured in 31 points and grabbed 12 boards on the night. William Buford added 17 points.
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