Bulldogs vs. Toreros Prediction
The top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs are big road favorites tonight at the San Diego Toreros. Can Gonzaga cover the big number in West Coast Conference action?
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Jenny Craig Pavilion at 10PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Bulldogs are a 15.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 146 points. As of Thursday afternoon, 84 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Gonzaga. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Zags hold off Waves
Gonzaga picked up a 75-70 home win Saturday night over Pepperdine to improve to 16-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play. the Bulldogs outscored the Waves 38-33 in the second half after the game went into the break tied. Killian Tillie led Gonzaga with 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also recorded four rebounds and four assists. Filip Petrusev tallied 16 points, 10 boards and four dimes. Joel Ayayi had 12 points, three caroms, three assists and three steals. Corey Kispert added 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Toreros unable to hang with Broncos
San Diego lost 80-63 Saturday at Santa Clara to drop to 7-10 overall and 0-2 in the West Coast Conference. The Toreros trailed 45-27 at halftime on their way to the defeat. Braun Hartfield led San Diego with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting including 4-of-7 from 3-point range plus 2-of-5 at the free throw line. He also accounted for three rebounds, three assists and three steals. James Jean-Marie tallied 14 points, six boards and three assists. Joey Calcaterra notched 14 points, three caroms and three assists. Marion Humphrey added 14 points, five rebounds and three assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last seven Thursday games. Gonzaga is 1-4 ATS in its last five games as a favorite.
The Toreros are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as a home underdog. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.
San Diego has kept it closer than the spread the last four meetings and I think they have a good shot here too. The Toreros struggle offensively, but have a decent enough defense to keep them in the game. Gonzaga did not look that sharp at home over the weekend and going on the road will be tough for it to gain its sharpness back quickly. I’m taking the points in this spot.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: SAN DIEGO TOREROS +15.5