Bulldogs vs. Broncos Prediction
The fourth-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs have won all of their games by at least 13 points during the current nine-game winning streak. Is Gonzaga going to win big again tonight to cove the spread at the Santa Clara Broncos?
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Leavey Center at 11PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are a 21-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 151 points. As of Thursday afternoon, 68 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Gonzaga. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Bulldogs cruise at Pilots
Gonzaga secured an 89-66 victory Saturday night at Portland to move to 18-2 overall and 5-0 in the West Coast Conference. The Bulldogs led 41-26 at halftime on its way to the win. Gonzaga shot 33-of-66 from the field, 11-of-31 from 3-point range and 11-of-15 from the free throw line. Rui Hachimura paced Gonzaga with 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting plus 1-of-3 at the free throw line. He also contributed nine rebounds and four assists. Zach Norvell Jr. had 14 points, six boards and four assists. Brandon Clarke tallied 11 points, six rebounds and two assists. Corey Kispert contributed 11 points and five caroms. Joshua Perkins had 11 points, seven assists, three rebounds and three steals. Killian Tillie had 10 points, six assists and four rebounds off the bench. Geno Crandall added 10 points and two boards as a reserve.
Broncos notch win at Pacific
Santa Clara improved to 11-9 overall and 3-3 in the WCC Saturday night with a 69-57 win at the Tigers. The Broncos trailed by nine at halftime before doubling up the hosts 42-21 over the final 20 minutes. Santa Clara shot 27-of-50 from the field, 8-of-19 from 3-point range and 7-of-8 from the free throw line. Tahj Eaddy paced the Broncos with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting including 4-of-9 from 3-point distance. He also tallied four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Trey Wertz notched 15 points, five assists and three boards. Josip Vrankic accounted for 14 points, 10 caroms and two dimes. Keshawn Justice added 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulldogs are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games overall. Gonzaga is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 Thursday games.
The Broncos are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games. Santa Clara is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games overall.
Gonzaga is ranked No. 1 in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency, but the strength of the Santa Clara squad is its defense. As long as the Broncos can get enough stops, I don't see Gonzaga winning by as much as this huge spread implies. While the Bulldogs should win handily, I think the Broncos should hang in enough to make its bettors happy.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -120