Ohio State vs. Gonzaga Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Gonzaga is favored in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -5 points against Ohio State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 150 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon and will air live on ESPN2.
Gonzaga is coming off a 79-66 win over Utah State last weekend. The Bulldogs are now 3-0 on the season and 0-1 against the spread. Gonzaga is putting up 94 points per game while allowing 68. The Bulldogs are being led by Killian Tillie, who is averaging 12.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Johnathan Williams is adding 11 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.
Ohio State is coming off an 80-55 win over Northeastern last week to improve to 4-0 on the season. The Buckeyes are 1-1 against the spread. Ohio State is averaging 84.8 points per game this season while allowing 63.8 per contest. Keita Bates-Diop is putting up 19.3 points and 10 rebounds per game to lead the team while Jae’Sean Tate is averaging 15.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.
Ohio State won its last meeting with Gonzaga, but that was back in 2012. The Bulldogs managed to cover in that loss and I think they cover tonight as well. Gonzaga has great balance on the roster, making them tough to defend. Ohio State is just 4-17 against the spread in its last 21 games at a neutral site and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following a win. The public betting is siding with Gonzaga tonight and I agree with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: GONZAGA -5