Titans vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs are expected to cruise to a home win today versus the Detroit Mercy Titans. Can Detroit Mercy stay within the gigantic number?
Monday, December 30, 2019
McCarthey Athletic Center at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Bulldogs are a 33.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 159.5 points. As of Monday afternoon, 83 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Gonzaga. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Titans fall at Golden Grizzlies
Detroit Mercy lost by a score of 78-69 Saturday afternoon at Oakland to drop to 2-11 overall and 0-1 in conference play. The Titans trailed 46-26 at halftime on their way to the defeat. Antoine Davis led Detroit with 24 points on 4-of-17 shooting including 4-of-13 from 3-point range plus 12-of-12 at the free throw line. He also accounted for six assists and three steals. Jordan Gorman tallied 15 points and three rebounds off the bench. Marquis Moore added 12 points and two boards.
Bulldogs score 112 in win
Gonzaga rolled to a 112-77 home win nine days ago over Eastern Washington to improve to 13-1 overall and 8-0 at home. The Bulldogs led 64-33 at halftime on their way to the victory. Filip Petrusev led the Zags with 24 points on 7-of-9 shooting plus 10-of-14 at the charity stripe. He also registered nine rebounds, three steals and two assists. Admon Gilder notched 22 points and two boards off the bench. Ryan Woolridge racked up 15 points, five caroms, five assists, three steals and two blocked shots. Corey Kispert had 13 points, four rebounds and two dimes. Joel Ayayi added 13 points, eight rebounds and two assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last five Monday games. Detroit Mercy is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 road games.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Gonzaga is 17-5 ATS in its last 22 Monday games.
Gonzaga has three wins this season by as many points as this spread is, but with the rust of the holiday layoff I'm not sure it completely pounds the Titans here. Detroit Mercy played Saturday and is back in the basketball groove, although it's been a very rough season to date. The biggest issue with the Titans is defense and they are going to have an impossible time slowing down the Zags offense, but as long as they find their way to enough baskets I think they can slip inside of the big number.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: DETROIT MERCY TITANS +33.5