San Diego vs. Gonzaga Pick
Will No. 14 Gonzaga have any trouble cruising to a 20-point win over San Diego when the two meet tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Gonzaga is favored at home, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -19.5 points against San Diego. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 143.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington and will air live on ESPN3.
Gonzaga has won three straight coming into tonight, including an 82-73 win over San Francisco last weekend. The Bulldogs are 19-4 overall, 9-1 in the WCC and 9-10-1 against the spread. Zaga averages 88.2 points per game on offense this season while allowing 69.7 per contest. Johnathan Williams is averaging 13.7 points and 7 rebounds per game to lead Gonzaga while five others are also scoring in double figures.
San Diego has won two straight coming into tonight to move to 15-7 on the season. The Toreros are also 6-4 in the West Coast Conference and 7-9-1 against the spread. San Diego is averaging 69.7 points per game this season while allowing just 65.2 per game. Isaiah Pineiro is leading the Toreros with 15.9 points and 6 rebounds per game while Isaiah Wright is adding 14.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.
Gonzaga has won six straight meetings with San Diego, covering the spread in all six games as well. I don’t feel great about the spread tonight, but Gonzaga has been able to dominate this series. Their last five wins over San Diego have all been by 20 or more. The Bulldogs haven’t covered in a while, but I think they have too many scoring options for this low-scoring San Diego team to keep pace with. The public betting is heavy with Gonzaga as well tonight.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: GONZAGA -19.5