Pacific vs. Gonzaga - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-1) at Pacific Tigers (10-16)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers +18.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Pacific Waves play Thursday at the Alex G. Spanos Center.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs haven’t lost since December 6th and keep running away with the WCC title. On the season, Gonzaga is averaging 78.7 points on 52 percent shooting and is allowing 60.1 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 16.4 points and 5.6 rebounds while Kevin Pangos is averaging 12.3 points and 4.8 assists. Byron Wesley is dishing 2.4 assists and Przemek Karnowski is grabbing six rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.7 percent from the line and 39.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Gonzaga is allowing 31 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 64 or less points in eight of its last 10 games.
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The Pacific Waves look to play spoiler and snap a seven-game losing streak. On the season, Pacific is averaging 62.3 points on 40.7 percent shooting and is allowing 69.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. T.J. Wallace is averaging 13.4 points and 5.7 rebounds while Dulani Robinson is averaging 9.5 points and 2.7 assists. Eric Thompson is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Gabriel Aguirre is shooting 53.7 percent from the field. The Pacific Waves have four players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 63.4 percent from the line and 34.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Pacific is allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or more points in four straight games.
The Bulldogs are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 23-8-2 ATS in their last 33 games following a ATS loss. The Tigers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. West Coast.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs simply don't lose back-to-back games ATS very often, and they crushed the Waves by 31 points earlier this season. While there's better bets on the board, the Bulldogs should win this game and cover once again.