West Virginia vs. Gonzaga Free Pick
SPOKANE, WA (ATS Consultants) - The West Virginia Mountaineers travel to the West Coast to take on Gonzaga from the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane at 11:59pmET on Monday night in the Old Spice Classic. This is West Virginia's opener, while Gonzaga defeated Southern Utah, 103-65 on Friday. Last year: GONZAGA (-1) over West Virginia, 77-54.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Gonzaga opened as a 10-point favorite and moved to 10.5 in
most books. The total started at 135.5 and moved to 138 in most books.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Gonzaga. According to the latest college basketball trends, Mountaineers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Monday games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. Gonzaga is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS L5 overall. Gonzaga entered this season with four returning starters and adds 7-foot-1 freshman Przemek Karnowski, who came off the bench to score 22 on Friday in a 103-65 rout of Southern Utah. West Virginia has three transfers including Aaric Murray from La Salle. It might take them awhile to get accustomed to one another. West Virginia is seeking to replace Kevin Jones, the Big East's leading scorer and rebounder. Last year, the Mountaineers were limited to 32.7 percent shooting in their 23-point loss in Spokane. The Bulldogs shot 56.0 percent and Gary Bell Jr., Kevin Pangos and Elias Harris scored in double figures in the only meeting between the two schools. West Virginia is 20-33 against Top 25 teams during coach Bob Huggins' tenure but has lost eight of the past nine of those matchups, including five in a row.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: GONZAGA -10.5