UT-Arlington vs. Gonzaga Prediction
The Gonzaga Bulldogs boast the nation's most efficient offense as they look to break a two-game losing streak tonight against UT-Arlington. Will the eighth-ranked Bulldogs show off that offense enough to push the score over the projected total?
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
McCarthey Athletic Center at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are a 27-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 154.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 82 percent of public bets are being placed on host Gonzaga. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Mavericks fall to North Texas
Texas-Arlington lost the lead late Saturday night in a 63-61 loss at North Texas to drop to 3-7 on the season. Brian Warren paced the Mavericks with 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting with three rebounds. Tiandre Jackson-Young contributed 12 points and three rebounds, while David Azore added 11 points and six assists. Texas-Arlington was outscored 32-25 in the second half of the loss. The Mavericks connected on only 6-of-13 at the charity stripe.
Zags drop second straight at UNC
Gonaga fell for a second consecutive game Saturday at North Carolina by a count of 103-90. The Bulldogs (9-2) started out slowly as they trailed 53-39 at halftime. Gonzaga shot 32-of-63 from the floor in the loss, but allowed the Tar Heels to connect on 35-of-64 from the field and 13-of-25 on 3-point attempts. Zach Norvell Jr. led the Bulldogs with 21 points on 7-of-17 shooting plus two rebounds and two assists. Josh Perkins tallied 20 points to go with eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals. Rui Hachimura had 17 points, seven boards, four assists and two steals. Brandon Clarke added 15 points, three caroms, three steals, three blocked shots and two assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The under is 11-1 in the last 12 Mavericks games. The under is 23-9 in the last 32 UT-Arlington non-conference games.
The over is 6-2 in the last eight Bulldogs home games. The under is 8-3 in the last 11 Gonzaga games after allowing 90 or more points in its previous game.
I don't doubt that Gonzaga can do its part, but I'm not sure if UT-Arlington can score enough to send this total to the over. The Mavericks are ranked 291st in adjusted offensive efficieny, while they are far more competent on the defensive end. Texas-Arlington also plays at a slow pace, which could keep points off the board late in the game that would be crucial for the over. I'm siding with the under in this one.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: UT-ARLINGTON/GONZAGA UNDER 154.5