SMU Mustangs vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (20-5) at SMU Mustangs (20-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs will travel to play the SMU Mustangs in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The SMU Mustangs are 20-3 (9-3) and are coming off of a loss to Tulsa by a score of 82-77. SMU has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 1st in the American Athletic standings. SMU also has conference losses to Houston and Temple. SMU is averaging 79.9 points per game while giving up 64.4 points per game. SMU is also averaging 39.7 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game. Nic Moore is averaging 16.3 points per game and 4.9 assists per game for SMU. Jordan Tolbert is averaging 12 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Mustangs. SMU is shooting 72.1% on free throws, 42.4% on three-pointers, and 50.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 20-5 (12-2) and are coming off of a win against Portland by a score of 92-66. Gonzaga has won 6 games in a row and is currently 1st in the WCC standings. Gonzaga has conference losses to BYU and Saint Mary’s. Gonzaga is averaging 80.2 points per game while giving up 65.3 points per game. Gonzaga is also averaging 40.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 21.8 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.4 points per game and 11.5 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Gonzaga is shooting 74.8% on free throws, 38.6% on three-pointers, and 49% on all field goal attempts.
Gonzaga is 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 road games. Gonzaga is 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The under is 9-2 in Gonzaga’s last 11 non-conference games. SMU is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. SMU is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 5-2 in SMU’s last 7 non-conference games.
Gonzaga is playing very good basketball right now, but is on the road for this game. SMU was rolling along during the season, before slipping up in their last few games. Both teams are high scoring and good at playing defense. I think the advantage definitely lies with SMU, as they are at home. I like SMU here.