Arizona vs. Gonzaga - 12/6/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (7-0) at Arizona Wildcats (7-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 5:15 pm (McKale Center)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -4 -- Over/Under: 138 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Wildcats and the Gonzaga Bulldogs face off on Saturday in a college basketball battle of top 10 ranked teams.
The Arizona Wildcats enter this game at 7-0 and as the number three ranked team in the nation. Arizona is averaging 75.9 points per game and they are shooting 49.2 percent from the floor including 38.8 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 60.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent from the floor. Stanley Johnson has lived up t the hype leading the Wildcats with 14.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Rondoae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 13.4 points and6.3 rebounds, Brandon Ashley is averaging 11.9 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Kaleb Tarczewski is averaging 8.1 points and 5.7 rebounds. Arizona looks to have the talent and the guts to go far this season.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs enter this monster game at 7-0 and ranked ninth in the nation playing the 33rd ranked schedule thus far. Gonzaga is averaging 84.5 points and they are shooting 52.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.2 points and their opponents are shooting 36.8 percent. Kyle Wiltjer leads the Zags averaging 15 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Domantas Sabnis is averaging 12.6 points and 6.4 rebounds, Kevin Pangos is averaging 12.3 points and 5.9 assists, and Byron Wesley is averaging 11.3 points and 5.1 rebounds. Gonzaga always seem to have something to prove and this is a spot they have to show they can compete with the big conferences.
Arizona is 4-1 against the spread against the WCC, 7-2 against the spread after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game, and 1-4 against the spread at home against a team with a winning percentage over .600. Gonzaga is 6-2-1 against the spread in heir last nine games, 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, and 1-6-1 against the spread against the Pac-12. The home team has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
The total is at 138 and I see this one going over as both teams convert on their chances and can hit from all over.