Gonzaga vs. San Diego St. Pick
Will No. 12 Gonzaga be upset when it takes on another strong mid-major team in San Diego State tonight at 10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Gonzaga is favored on the road in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -4 points against San Diego State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 151.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Viejas Arena in San Diego, California and will air live on the CBS Sports Network.
Gonzaga is on a three-game winning streak entering tonight’s game. The Bulldogs are coming off a 101-71 win over IUPUI on Monday night. Zaga is now 10-2 overall and 5-4 against the spread. Gonzaga is averaging 91.8 points per game on offense this year while giving up 74.9 per contest on defense. Johnathan Williams is leading Gonzaga with 15.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while Josh Perkins is adding 14.8 points and 5.1 assists per contest.
San Diego State hasn’t played since Dec. 9 when it took on Cal and lost 63-62 at home. The Aztecs are now 7-3 on the season while posting a 5-3 record against the spread. San Diego State has a strong defense that is holding opponents to 65.6 points per game. Offensively, SDSU is putting up 77.6 points per contest. The Aztecs are led by Devin Watson, who averages 13.4 points and 3.8 assists per game while Malik Pope is adding 12.6 points and 7 rebounds per contest.
These two have split their last two meetings straight up and against the spread, but Gonzaga won last season’s meeting 69-48. I can see a similar outcome tonight. Gonzaga has a great balance of scorers that should give problems to even a good defense like San Diego State. While the Aztecs could see a slight uptick in scoring, it won’t match what they give up defensively against the Bulldogs. The public betting is behind Gonzaga tonight and I will take the Bulldogs as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: GONZAGA -4