Pacific Tigers vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (14-5) at Pacific Tigers (6-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Gonzaga Bulldogs will travel to play the Pacific Tigers in a WCC game on Saturday.
The Pacific Tigers are 6-12 (4-4) and are coming off of a win against Portland by a score of 70-61. Pacific has won 3 of their last 4 games and is sitting in 5th place of the WCC standings. Pacific is averaging 71.6 points per game while giving up 71.8 points per game. Pacific is also averaging 35.5 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Ray Bowles is averaging 12 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for Pacific. Alec Kobre is averaging 11.8 points per game and 1.2 assists per game for the Tigers. Pacific is shooting 71.7% on free throws, 33.7% on three-pointers, and 44.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 14-5 (6-2) and are coming off of a loss to Saint Mary’s by a score of 70-67. Gonzaga has lost 2 of their last 3 games, with their second loss coming at home against BYU. Gonzaga has struggled a little bit in conference play, despite only 2 losses. Gonzaga is averaging 79.5 points per game while giving up 66.4 points per game. Gonzaga is also averaging 40.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 21.6 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.8 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Gonzaga is shooting 74.6% on free throws, 38.2% on three-pointers, and 49.3% on all field goal attempts.
Gonzaga is 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games. Gonzaga is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in Gonzaga’s last 4 Saturday games. Pacific is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. Pacific is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games. The over is 8-2 in Pacifc’s last 10 home games.
Gonzaga is coming off of a heartbreaking loss to Saint Mary’s, after leading for most of the game. Pacific has been playing well lately, but is overmatched in this game. Gonzaga has a good offense, and has been playing strong defense lately. Gonzaga should be able to pull away and win this game easily. I am taking Gonzaga.