San Francisco Dons vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (11-3) at San Francisco Dons (8-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 11:00 pm (War Memorial Gymnasium)
The Line: San Francisco Dons +12 -- Over/Under: 144.5 See the Latest Odds
The Gonzaga Bulldogs will travel to play the San Francisco Dons in a West Coast Conference game on Saturday.
The San Francisco Dons are 8-5 and are coming off of a win against Portland by a score of 107-95. San Francisco trailed by 11 points at halftime but had a huge second half in win the game. Tim Derksen had 27 points and 8 rebounds for San Francisco. Devin Watson added 22 points and 7 assists for the Dons. San Francisco out rebounded their opponent by a total of 37-33 and had 13 assists in their victory. San Francisco is averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up 72.4 points per game. San Francisco is also averaging 39.2 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Devin Watson is averaging 19.3 points per game and 5.3 assists per game, while Tim Derksen is averaging 15.4 points per game and 7 rebounds per game for San Francisco. San Francisco is shooting 68.3% on free throws, 35.3% on three-pointers, and 43.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 11-3 and are coming off of a win against Santa Clara by a score of 79-77. This was a much closer game than it should have been, but Gonzaga was able to pull out the victory late. Josh Perkins had 26 points and 4 assists for Gonzaga. Kyle Wiltjer added 20 points and 7 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Gonzaga tied their opponent in rebounding with 30 rebounds and had 9 assists in their victory. Gonzaga is averaging 78.6 points per game while giving up 64.4 points per game. Gonzaga is also averaging 40.7 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 20.1 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.1 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. Gonzaga is shooting 72.9% on free throws, 38.1% on three-pointers, and 49.2% on all field goal attempts. Wiltjer is questionable in this game.
Gonzaga is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. Gonzaga is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in Gonzaga’s last 4 games. San Francisco is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. San Francisco is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. The over is 8-3 in San Francisco’s last 11 Saturday games.
Gonzaga really struggled in their last game, but I expect them to bounce back in this game. Gonzaga is the more talented team and has the rebounding advantage. I am taking Gonzaga in this one.