IUPUI vs. Gonzaga Pick
Will No. 12 Gonzaga have any difficulty pulling away from IUPUI when the two meet up tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Gonzaga is the clear favorite in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -27.5 points against IUPUI. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 149 points. Tonight’s game takes place from McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington.
Gonzaga is coming off an 89-83 OT win over North Dakota this past weekend as a 30-point favorite. The Bulldogs are now 9-2 on the season with a 4-4 record against the spread. The Bulldogs are averaging 91 points per game on offense while allowing 75.3 per game. Johnathan Williams is leading Gonzaga with 15.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game while Josh Perkins is adding 14.9 points and 5 assists per contest.
IUPUI is coming off a 72-59 loss at Washington State this weekend to fall to 2-7 on the season. The Jaguars are 3-5 against the spread this season, failing to cover in four of their last five games. IUPUI is averaging only 67.6 points per game this season while allowing 77.8 per contest. Aaron Brennan is leading the Jaguars with 12.9 points per game while Ron Patterson is adding 11.4 points per game.
Gonzaga won its last meeting with IUPUI in 2010, 86-56. I expect more of the same tonight. The Bulldogs have too much talent for the Jaguars and IUPUI doesn’t have the offensive capability to keep pace with Gonzaga if it gets rolling. The Jaguars don’t have much of a defense either, which will be a problem against this balanced Gonzaga attack. The public betting is strongly with Gonzaga tonight and I think the Bulldogs will cover as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: GONZAGA -27.5