Gonzaga vs. Iowa State - 11/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa State Cyclones (5-0) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (5-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -4 -- Over/Under: 156.5 See the Latest Odds
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Iowa State Cyclones face off on Sunday in the finals of the AdvoCare Invitational college basketball tournament.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 5-0 this season and they advanced to this game with a 77-72 come from behind win over Florida on Friday. Gonzaga is averaging 85.8 points per game and they are shooting 48.4 percent from the floor including 35.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 64.2 points and their opponents are shooting 37.1 percent. Josh Perkins leads the Bulldogs averaging 12.3 points per game. Johnathan Williams is averaging 11.8 points and 5.2 rebounds, Nigel Williams-Goss is averaging 11.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Zach Collins is averaging 11.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. Gonzaga is ranked number 11 in the nation and they look to be one of the top teams in the nation so far.
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The Iowa State Cyclones are 5-0 this season and they advanced to this game with a 72-56 win over Miami on Friday. Iowa State is averaging 92.4 points per game and they are shooting 48.1 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 63.2 points and their opponents are shooting 37.1 percent. Monte Morris leads the Cyclones averaging 16.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 6 assists per game. Nazareth Mitrou-Long is averaging 15 points and 6.4 rebounds for ISU, Matt Thomas is averaging 13.4 points, and Deonte Burton is averaging 11 points and 7.8 rebounds. Iowa State played big on defense on Friday and they will need a similar effort here if they hope to make a game of it.
Gonzaga is 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games, 8-2 against the spread against the Big 12, and 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 neutral site games. Iowa State is 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 games and 7-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Gonzaga is looking like one of the best in the nation right now and I expect them to win going away.