Gonzaga vs. Memphis - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Tigers (13-7) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (21-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Memphis Tigers face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 21-1 this season and hey are ranked number three in the nation. Gonzaga is averaging 81.6 points and they are shooting 53.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.7 points and their opponents are shooting 38.2 percent. Kyle Wiltjer leads the Zags averaging 15.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Kevin Pangos is averaging 12.3 points, Przemek Karnowski is averaging 10.8 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Byron Wesley is averaging 10.8 points and 5.1 rebounds. Gonzaga is 11-0 at home this season.
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The Memphis Tigers are 13-7 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Memphis is averaging 67.8 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.5 points and their opponents are shooting 38.6 percent. Austin Nichols leads the Tigers averaging 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Trashon Burrell is averaging 9.1 points and 5.7 rebounds, Avery Woodson is averaging 8.6 points, and Shaq Goodwin is averaging 7.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Memphis is 1-2 on the road this season and 0-2 against ranked teams.
Gonzaga is 9-4-1 against the spread in their last 14 home games, 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six home games against a team with a winning road record, and 11-5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Memphis is 17-6 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 5-11 against the spread following a win, and 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 road games. The road team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
This is a big number but that is how good Gonzaga is playing as I look for the Zags to cover the number.