Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. South Alabama Jaguars Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/14/13
South Alabama Jaguars (5-4) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (9-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:00 pm (KeyArena)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, ROOT-Northwest
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and the South Alabama Jaguars face off on Saturday night in Seattle in college basketball action.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are off to a 9-1 start and they are ranked 20th in the nation. Gonzaga has played the 33rd ranked schedule in the country and it looks like it should get slightly easier. Kevin Pangos leads the Zags averaging 19.6 points and 4.3 assists per game. Sam Dower averages 14.9 points and 7.0 rebounds, Gary Bell is averaging 13.9 points, and Przemek Karnowski is averaging 9.9 points and 8.1 rebounds. Gonzaga is averaging 89.4 points and they are shooting 53.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.9 points and their opponents shoot 41.3 percent. Gonzaga is 1-1 in neutral site games thus far this season.
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The South Alabama Jaguars are 5-4 on the season and they have lost two of their last three games. USA is 5-1 at home this season but they are 0-3 on the road. Augustine Rubit is averaging 16.7 points and 10.0 rebounds to lead the Jaguars. Antoine Allen is averaging 10.1 points, Mychal Ammons is averaging 9.8 points and 8.7 rebounds, and Ken Williams is averaging 9.4 points. South Alabama is averaging 75.3 points and they are shooting 41.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 67 points and their opponents are shooting 39.4 percent. This is South Alabama’s first game against a ranked team this season.
Gonzaga is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 Saturday games and 2-9-2 against the spread following a win. South Alabama is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games, and 6-1 against the spread following a loss.
Gonzaga is a big favorite here but I can see this being one of those games where they roll it up and I will lay the points with the Zags.
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