Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Portland Pilots - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Pilots (8-9) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (12-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Portland Pilots will travel to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs in a WCC game on Saturday.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 12-3 (4-0) and are coming off of a win against San Francisco by a score of 102-94 in overtime. Gonzaga trailed at halftime but was able to come back and win in overtime on the road. Domantas Sabonis had 35 points and 14 rebounds for Gonzaga. Kyle Wiltjer added 30 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Gonzaga out rebounded their opponent by a total of 49-35 and had 11 assists in their victory. Gonzaga is averaging 80.1 points per game while giving up 66.4 points per game. Gonzaga is also averaging 41.3 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 20.8 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.3 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per game. Gonzaga is shooting 72.8% on free throws, 37.3% on three-pointers, and 49.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Portland Pilots are 8-9 (2-2) and are coming off of a loss to Santa Clara by a score of 84-77. Portland trailed by 2 points at halftime and watched as their opponent was able to pull away late. Bryce Pressley had 23 points and 2 steals for Portland. Gabe Taylor added 12 points and 9 rebounds for the Pilots. Portland was out rebounded by a total of 45-34 and had 13 assists in their defeat. Portland is averaging 79.5 points per game while giving up 77.1 points per game. Portland is also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game. Alec Wintering is averaging 17.1 points per game and 5.8 assists per game, while Bryce Pressley is averaging 13.9 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game. Portland is shooting 67.6% on free throws, 38.4% on three-pointers, and 43.1% on all field goal attempts.
Portland is 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games. Portland is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The over is 3-0-1 in Portland’s last 4 games. Gonzaga is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. Gonzaga is 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games. The over is 5-0 in Gonzaga’s last 5 games.
Gonzaga has stumbled in their last 2 games, as they were much closer than anticipated. Gonzaga is a very talented team and should be able to win this. Since Gonzaga is at home, I am going with them in this matchup.