Bulldogs vs. Gaels Prediction
The top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs will attempt to complete the West Coast Conference regular season schedule unbeaten tonight at the Saint Mary's Gaels. Can Gonzaga record the win while also covering the spread?
Saturday, March 2, 2019
McKeon Pavilion at 10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are a 9-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 144 points. As of Saturday afternoon, 88 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Gonzaga. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Zags roll at Pacific
Gonzaga earned an 86-66 victory Thursday night at Pacific to improve to 28-2 overall and 15-0 in the WCC. The Bulldogs opened up a 39-20 halftime advantage on their way to the win. Gonzaga shot 33-of-55 from the field, 5-of-14 on 3-point tries plus 15-of-18 at the free throw line. Rui Hachimura paced Gonzaga with 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting including 1-of-1 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-5 at the charity stripe. He also contributed six rebounds and two steals. Brandon Clarke accounted for 21 points, 13 boards, four blocked shots and three assists. Zach Norvell Jr. had 12 points and three dimes. Geno Crandall added 10 points plus four rebounds and three steals off the bench.
Gaels win fifth straight
Saint Mary's picked up a 65-48 home win over Portland Thursday night to move to 20-10 overall and 11-4 in conference action. The Gaels led 34-17 at halftime en route to the decisive win. Saint Mary's shot 24-of-52 from the floor, 11-of-26 from 3-point distance plus 6-of-6 at the free throw line. Malik Fitts led the Gaels with 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also manufactured eight rebounds and two blocked shots. Jordan Ford tallied 15 points and three assists. Tanner Krebs added 12 points, three steals and two rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. Gonzaga is 7-0 ATS in the last seven meetings against Saint Mary's.
The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings. The home team is 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Bulldogs have had the Gaels' number recently after a stretch where it seemed like every game was a tossup. But with the Gaels playing very well lately and having not lost at home since November, I think we're in for a dandy tonight. Gonzaga is going to face a tough home crowd and its most difficult opponent since the last time it faced Saint Mary's on February 9. That contest ended as a 94-46 rout, but don't expect that again. Take Saint Mary's to cover at home.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: SAINT MARY's GAELS +9