Gonzaga (29-5) coming into 2023 March Madness as a #3 seed doesn’t put the extra pressure that they’ve had in recent years as the tournament favorite, and that could be their ticket to success this postseason. The Zags bring a 10-game win streak into Sunday night’s meeting with #6 TCU (22-12) as the Horned Frogs look to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the Tournament started getting seeded in 1978.
Before Betting on TCU vs Gonzaga
This is business as usual for Gonzaga, who are trying to make the Sweet 16 for the eighth straight time. The Bulldogs had five losses this season after losing five games in the two previous years combined, but this is a team looking to avenge a loss to Arkansas in the Sweet 16 in 2022.
TCU has their work cut out for them, but making the tournament for a second straight year has to give the Horned Frogs a little bit of a boost, especially as they fought hard in the round of 32 last season eventually losing 85-80 in OT against #1 seed Arizona.
TCU needed a late floater from JaKobe Coles to get past Arizona State 72-70 in round one, but this is a Horned Frogs team that is battle tested after playing in the rough and tumble Big 12 this season. In fact TCU played the 10th toughest schedule in the nation this season mostly from their conference, as Big 12 teams played 7 of the 10 hardest schedules on the season.
Horned Frogs vs Bulldogs NCAAB Offshore Betting Odds
|BetOnline||TCU (2.75) | Gonzaga (1.48)||156||TCU +4.5 (1.95) | Gonzaga -4.5 (1.87)|
|Bovada||TCU (2.70) | Gonzaga (1.50)||156||TCU +5 (1.91) | Gonzaga -5 (1.91)|
|BetUS||TCU (2.75) | Gonzaga (1.48)||156||TCU +5 (1.91) | Gonzaga -5 (1.91)|
|SportsBetting.ag||TCU (2.75) | Gonzaga (1.48)||156||TCU +4.5 (1.95) | Gonzaga -4.5 (1.87)|
|Pinnacle||TCU (2.78) | Gonzaga (1.49)||155.5||TCU +5 (1.94) | Gonzaga -5 (1.94)|
|MyBookie||TCU (2.61) | Gonzaga (1.50)||156||TCU +4.5 (1.91) | Gonzaga -4.5 (1.91)|
TCU vs Gonzaga Prediction & Pick
Gonzaga faces yet another question about how well they are prepared for March playing in the MWC – where their only challenges have been the meetings with fellow tourney team St. Mary’s. The Bulldogs haven’t faced an opponent the quality of TCU since a December 17th game with Alabama, and that may catch up with them here.