Gonzaga vs. Washington Pick
Can No. 12 Gonzaga avoid being beaten by upset-minded Washington when the two teams square off tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Gonzaga is favored in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -9 points against Washington. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 154 points. Today’s game takes place from Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, Washington and will air live on the Pac-12 Network.
Washington is coming off a surprising 74-65 win over Kansas earlier this week for its fifth straight win. The Huskies are now 7-2 on the season but just 4-4 against the spread. The Huskies are putting up 80.6 points per game while allowing 77.1 per contest. Jaylen Nowell is leading the team with 17.8 points per game while Noah Dickerson is adding 16 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest.
Gonzaga is coming off an 88-72 loss to Villanova earlier this week to fall to 7-2 on the season. The Bulldogs two losses were to Nova and Florida on a neutral floor. Gonzaga is 3-3 against the spread this season. Zaga is averaging 90.6 points per game right now while allowing 75 per contest. Johnathan Williams is leading the team with 14.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while Josh Perkins is adding 14.4 points and 4.4 assists per game.
Gonzaga has won three straight meetings with Washington and covered the spread in the last six encounters. The Washington win over Kansas could be a very good thing for Mark Few, as now his team isn’t likely to overlook the Huskies. Washington hasn’t had much of a schedule prior to the Kansas win, so I think they will struggle against battle-tested Gonzaga, especially if their heads are inflated after beating the Jayhawks. The public betting is backing Gonzaga tonight and I am with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: GONZAGA -9