Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Chaminade Silverswords Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/26/13
Chaminade Silversword (0-1) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (4-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 2
The Chaminade Silverswords and Gonzaga Bulldogs look to rebound from losses in Maui.
Chaminade came in to the Maui Invitational zs and unknown for the most part except we knew they would fire away from long range. That's exactly what they did for 20 minutes against Baylor and it worked with the Silverswords trailing just 50-47 at the half. The Bears found there defense and the shots stopped falling for the host school in a 93-77 defeat. The Silverswors saw Baylor sink half their shots while connecting at 37.7% including a 14-32 mark on threes. At the final Buzzer the Bears nailed eleven bombs of their own and sank more free throws and shots to win going away. Christopher Varidel was the offensive star of the tournament with 42 points with eleven makes from distance.
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Gonzaga's perfect run to begin the 2013-14 campaign came to an end in an 84-79 loss to unranked Dayton in the Maui Invitational. The Bulldogs entered with a 4-0 record with each win coming by double figures but their defense couldn't contain the Flyers in the second half. UD scored 56 points in the final 20 minutes to erase a nine point hole. The Zags hit at 48% from the floor with Dayton countering with 45.8% with the lone difference being the Flyers sank nine bombs and the Zags hit five. Kevin Pangos pumped in a game high 27 points with Sam Dower adding 18 points and seven rebounds with both fouling out. Gary Bell Jr rounded out the top contributors with a 12 point performance but the bench mustered only nine points.
The line isn't out but I expect a big one with many thinking Gonzaga will be our to prove a point. Maybe so but they better defend the perimeter because Chaminade isn't shy when it comes to shooting threes...The spread is out and huge as expected and the Zags win easily if they choose to or even care. I would play their team total over if it can be found.