Two teams will book their tickets to March Madness on Monday with a pair of conference tournament finals on the college basketball betting docket.
First up is the championship game in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. Before the tourney began the George Mason Patriots were the favorite on the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament futures at Sportsbook, but they suffered an upset in the semis and won't be playing in Monday's final.
The final matchup pits No. 2 seed Old Dominion versus No. 4 seed Virginia Commonwealth. The Monarchs' journey to the final took them through No. 7 seed Delaware and No. 3 seed Hofstra. They opened up with a 59-50 win over Delaware as a 13-point favorite behind 24 points and 10 rebounds from Frank Hassell. The senior forward delivered again in the semis with 22 points in a 77-69 win over Hofstra as 8-point chalk.
The Rams began their tourney run with a tight 62-60 win over Drexel as a 5-point favorite. Jamie Skeen hit a game-winning layup at the buzzer and led VCU with 24 points. In the semis the Rams were a 5.5-point underdog versus top seed George Mason and posted a 79-63 upset. Skeen netted 21 points and Bradford Burgess added 16 points and 13 rebounds.
During the regular season Old Dominion and VCU split the season series a game apiece with each picking up an upset victory on the road. The Rams defeated the Monarchs 59-50 as a 6.5-point road underdog in January, while a month later Old Dominion was a 3-point road underdog in the 70-59 upset win.
In the Metro Atlantic Athletic Tournament the No. 1 seed also got knocked out before the final.
Monday's matchup in the final will see No. 4 St. Peter's face No. 2 Iona. The Peacocks made it through Loyola Maryland 70-60 as a 2-point favorite in their tourney opener and shocked No. 1 seed Fairfield 62-48 as a 7.5-point underdog in the semis. Jeron Berlin led St. Peter's with 15 points in the upset win.
The Gaels blasted Siena 94-64 as an 11-point favorite in the Sportsbook round behind 31 points and 11 rebounds from Michael Glover. In the semis the Gaels were a 6-point favorite versus Rider and they routed the Broncs 83-59.
During the regular season Iona was 2-0 versus St. Peter's and neither game was close. In January the Gaels hammered the Peacocks 70-52 as an 11-point home favorite. Glover deposited 23 points for Iona, while Wesley Jenkins led St. Peter's with 11 points.
In February the Gaels traveled to St. Peter's and crushed the Peacocks 73-59 as a 3-point road favorite. Kyle Smith netted 14 points for the Gaels and Berlin led St. Peter's with 15 points and 10 boards.