Gonzaga vs. Arizona - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (6-1) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (5-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 3:15 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Wildcats and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Saturday afternoon at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The Arizona Wildcats look for their first road victory to build on a solid 6-1 start to the year. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 75.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 62.9 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Ryan Anderson is averaging 16 points and 10.2 rebounds while Gabe York is averaging 13.6 points and 1.9 assists. Allonzo Trier is the third double-digit scorer and Kadeem Allen is dishing 3.7 assists. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. Arizona is allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and has held five of its seven opponents under 70 points. The Arizona Wildcats have won six of their last seven road games.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs look for their second ranked win to build on their 5-1 start to the year. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 79.2 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 60.7 points on 35.6 percent shooting. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 19.3 points and 6.8 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 13.5 points and 1.2 assists. Silas Melson is grabbing four rebounds and Josh Perkins is dishing three assists. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.9 percent from the free throw line. Gonzaga is allowing 21.3 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 64 or less points in five of its six games. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have won 10 of their last 11 home games. Przemek Karnowski is questionable with a back injury.
The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Bulldogs are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
Arizona has looked awful out of the gate and that's not going to change until younger players grow up and Kaleb Tarczewski returns. Gonzaga is rock solid and will be up for this game at home. I like the Bulldogs to roll here rather easily.