Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. San Francisco Dons - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Dons (11-9) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (16-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT Sports Northwest
The San Francisco Dons will travel to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs in a WCC game on Saturday.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 16-5 (8-2) and are coming off of a win against Santa Clara by a score of 84-67. Gonzaga has won 2 games in a row and is currently in 2nd place of the WCC standings. Gonzaga has conference losses against St. Mary’s and BYU. Gonzaga is averaging 79.3 points per game while giving up 66.1 points per game. Gonzaga is also averaging 41.3 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 22.3 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.2 points per game and 11.8 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Gonzaga is shooting 74.3% on free throws, 38.6% on three-pointers, and 49% on all field goal attempts.
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The San Francisco Dons are 11-9 (5-5) and are coming off of a win against Portland by a score of 87-76. San Francisco has won 2 games in a row and is currently 5th in the WCC. San Francisco is averaging 76.9 points per game while giving up 76.6 points per game. San Francisco is also averaging 38.5 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game. Devin Watson is averaging 20.1 points per game and 5.4 assists per game for San Francisco. Tim Derksen is averaging 15.4 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game for the Dons. San Francisco is shooting 69.4% on free throws, 37% on three-pointers, and 44.5% on all field goal attempts.
Gonzaga defeated San Francisco on January 2nd by a score of 102-94 in overtime. Gonzaga trailed by 4 at halftime but was able to come back and win the game in the extra period. Domantas Sabonis led Gonzaga with 35 points and 14 rebounds, while Devin Watson led San Francisco with 33 points and 7 assists. Gonzaga out rebounded San Francisco by a total of 49-35 and added 11 assists in their win.
San Francisco is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games. San Francisco is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in San Francisco’s last 5 road games. Gonzaga is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. Gonzaga is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The over is 6-1 in Gonzaga’s last 7 home games. The over is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Gonzaga hasn’t been very good against the spread, despite being in 2nd place of the WCC. San Francisco kept it close in their first meeting, losing in overtime. San Francisco has struggled on defense and is giving up about 77 points per game. Gonzaga is much better on defense and has the rebounding advantage. Gonzaga has had trouble covering these big spreads, so I am going to take San Francisco.