Gonzaga vs. Pacific - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pacific Tigers (10-10) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -26 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Pacific Tigers and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The Pacific Tigers have lost five of their last seven games and play their eighth true road game. On the season, Pacific is averaging 64.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 68.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting. T.J. Wallace is averaging 13.2 points and six rebounds while Dulani Robinson is averaging 10.4 points and 2.8 assists. Eric Thompson is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Gabriel Aguirre is shooting 60.3 percent from the field. The Pacific Tigers have seven players averaging at least 6.7 points, and they’re shooting 63.3 percent from the line and 35.5 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Pacific is allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in four of its last eight games.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 19-1 overall and remain undefeated in WCC play. On the season, Gonzaga is averaging 79.7 points on 52.2 percent shooting and is allowing 61.1 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 16.3 points and 5.2 rebounds while Kevin Pangos is averaging 12.6 points and five assists. Byron Wesley is dishing 2.4 assists and Przemek Karnowski is grabbing six rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.2 percent from the line and 40.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Gonzaga is allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 57 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Tigers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games. The Bulldogs are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
You guys know how I feel about heavy chalk, and Pacific has either won or lost by 13 points in its last six games. While Gonzaga should win easily, I'm not turning down this many points if forced to cap this game.