San Francisco vs. Gonzaga Pick
Will No. 15 Gonzaga have any trouble at home when the Bulldogs host San Francisco tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Gonzaga is favored heavily in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -18.5 points against San Francisco. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 145.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington and will air live on ESPN3.
Gonzaga has won its last two since suffering a 74-71 loss to Saint Mary’s on Jan. 18. The Bulldogs are 18-4 overall, 8-1 in the WCC and 9-9-1 against the spread. Gonzaga is averaging 88.5 points per game on offense while allowing 69.6 per contest. Johnathan Williams is leading Gonzaga this season with 13.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while Josh Perkins is adding 13.3 points and 5.4 assists per contest.
San Francisco has won two straight coming into tonight’s game, beating Pepperdine and Pacific. The Dons are 12-10 overall, 4-5 in the West Coast Conference and 6-12 against the spread. San Francisco is putting up 68.9 points per game on offense while allowing 67.8 per contest. Souley Boum is leading the team with 13.8 points per game while Chase Foster is adding 10.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.
Gonzaga has won 10 straight meetings with San Francisco, but the Dons managed to cover a 13.5-point spread at home on Jan. 13 in a 75-65 loss at home. Still, Gonzaga has won its last two at home against San Francisco by at least 35 points. The Dons just don’t have the athletes to compete with Gonzaga and they also don’t have the bodies inside to win the battle on the glass. The public betting is heavily with Gonzaga tonight as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: GONZAGA -18.5