Dons vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The fourth-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs haven't been tested much in West Coast Conference play. Will that change tonight when they are big favorites at home against the San Francicso Dons?
Thursday, February 7, 2019
McCarthey Athletic Center at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are an 18.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 150 points. As of Thursday afternoon, 75 percent of public bets are siding with host Gonzaga. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Dons drop second straight
San Francisco suffered an 86-80 defeat Saturday at St. Mary's to fall to 17-5 overall and 5-3 in the WCC. The Dons were outscored 47-30 in the first half and were unable to recover. San Francisco shot 33-of-63 from the floor, 10-of-21 from 3-point range and 4-of-8 at the free throw line. Frankie Ferrari paced the Dons with 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting including 4-of-7 on 3-point tries. He also dished out nine assists and grabbed three rebounds. Charles Minlend also scored 22 to go with five boards. Nate Renfro contributed 11 points, four rebounds and two assists. Jimbo Lull added 10 points plus three rebounds and two assists.
Bulldogs roll past Toreros
Gonzaga secured an 85-69 home victory Saturday over San Diego to move to 21-2 overall and 8-0 in conference play. The Bulldogs led 40-32 at halftime and padded the lead after the break. Gonzaga shot 29-of-54 from the field, 6-of-14 on 3-point tries and 21-of-28 at the free throw line. Rui Hachimura paced Gonzaga with 32 points on 11-of-15 shooting including 1-of -1 on 3-point attempts plus 9-of-14 at the charity stripe. He also contributed seven rebounds and two blocked shots. Zach Norvell Jr. tallied 21 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Brandon Clarke had 12 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Josh Perkins added 12 points, six assists and three steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Dons are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Thursday games. San Francisco is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games overall.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five Thursday games. Gonzaga is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 home games.
The Bulldogs didn't cover their last game, but I feel the style of play San Francisco employs plus being a better team will help engage the hosts a little more. Gonzaga is a dangerous team and the Dons aren't playing their best basketball right now. I see a blowout win here in which the Bulldogs cover.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: GONZAGA BULLDOGS -18.5