Bulldogs vs. Lions Prediction
The third-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs have not lost a game since December and will look to win their 15th straight game tonight at the Loyola Marymount Lions. Is Gonzaga going to cover the sizable spread on the road?
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Gersten Pavilion at 11PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are listed as a 19.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 139.5 points. As of Thursday afternoon, 79 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Gonzaga. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Bulldogs dominate Gaels
Gonzaga cruised to an easy 94-46 victory Saturday night at home over St. Mary's to improve to 23-2 overall and 10-0 in the West Coast Conference. Brandon Clarke paced the Bulldogs with 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting including 1-of-1 on 3-point attempts plus 5-of-8 at the free throw line. He also contributed six rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists. Rui Hachimura accounted for 18 points, seven boards, three steals, two assists and two blocks. Filip Petrusev tallied 15 points and five caroms off the bench. Zach Norvell Jr. recorded 12 points, four rebounds and two assists. Corey Kispert added 10 points and six boards. Gonzaga shot 35-of-60 from the field, 8-of-18 on 3-point tries and 16-of-20 at the charity stripe. The Bulldogs led by a commanding 53-20 score at halftime.
Lions fly by Pilots
Loyola Marymount secured a 72-55 victory Saturday night at Portland to move to 17-8 overall and 5-6 in the WCC. The Lions outscored the hosts 48-31 in the second half after the game went into the break tied. Loyola Marymount shot 25-of-53 from the field, 5-of-14 from 3-point range and 17-of-22 at the free throw line in the winning effort. James Batemon paced the Lions with a game-best 28 points on 10-of-19 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 5-of-7 at the charity stripe. He also registered three assists, three steals and two rebounds. Joe Quintana added 11 points along with three steals and two boards off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last six Thursday games. Gonzaga is 4-1 ATS in its last five WCC games.
The Lions are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five home games versus a team with a winning road record. Loyola Marymount is 1-5 ATS in its last six games following an ATS win.
Gonzaga absolutely obliterated St. Mary's, a game it always seems to get up for considering there has been a longstanding conference rivalry. This could be a bit of a letdown spot against a decent Lions squad as the spread is huge for a road game. Gonzaga has been a team I've occasionally struggled to pinpoint this season, but I'm going to take my chances betting against the No. 4 team in the country tonight on the road with a hefty spread staring back.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: GONZAGA BULLDOGS -19.5