Gonzaga vs. Connecticut - 11/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Connecticut Huskies (4-1) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (3-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort)
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The UConn Huskies and Gonzaga Bulldogs square off Friday afternoon at the Imperial Arena.
The UConn Huskies look to bounce back from a Thanksgiving loss to the Syracuse Orange. The UConn Huskies are averaging 83.6 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 35.7 percent shooting. Sterling Gibbs is averaging 14.5 points and three assists while Rodney Purvis is averaging 14 points and four rebounds. Daniel Hamilton is dishing seven assists and Amida Brimah is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. UConn allowed 45 second half points in its three-point loss to Syracuse. The UConn Huskies lost back-to-back regular season games five times last season.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are coming off a Thanksgiving loss to the Texas A&M Aggies. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 83.2 points on 52.8 percent shooting and allowing 58.5 points on 32.8 percent shooting. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 19.7 points and nine rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 19.3 points and 10 rebounds. Josh Perkins is dishing 2.3 assists and Przemek Karnowski is grabbing six rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. Gonzaga turned the ball over 15 times in its one-point loss to the Aggies. The Gonzaga Bulldogs haven’t lost back-to-back games since February of 2014.
There's no line yet, but I like the UConn Huskies to win this game outright. UConn has more speed, athletes and is the better defensive team than Gonzaga. If the Bulldogs struggled with Texas A&M, UConn could provide een more issues for Gonzaga.
I see UConn bouncing back nicely and getting the job done here.