Gonzaga vs. San Francisco - 3/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Dons (18-14) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-4)
College Basketball: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some West Coast Conference tournament semifinals action on Monday as the San Francisco Dons take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
The San Francisco Dons will hope to keep their momentum going with a semifinal upset after winning 6 of their last 8 games following a 71-70 overtime win over Pacific in the quarterfinals. Jordan Ratinho led the Dons with 20 points on 6 of 13 shooting with 5 threes, while Frankie Ferrari added 17 points with a team-high 8 assists and Matt McCarthy added 14 points to round out the trio of double digit scorers for San Francisco in the win. Nate Renfro also contributed 8 points with a team-high 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the winning effort as well. Ferrari leads the Dons with an average of 11.4 points and 4.3 assists per game while McCarthy leads San Francisco with 5.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, San Francisco is scoring 68.9 points per game on 42.6% shooting from the field, 33.9% from behind the arc and 68.3% from the foul line this season.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs will be looking to keep their own momentum going after an 83-69 win over Loyola Marymount in their last outing gave the ‘Zags their 12th straight win and 18th victory in their last 19 games. Killian Tillie led Gonzaga with 24 points on 9 of 12 shooting, drilling all 5 of his attempts from 3-point range with 7 rebounds, while Johnathan Williams added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double. Zach Norvell Jr. added 17 points on 6 of 8 shooting with 4 threes to round out the trio of double digit scorers for Gonzaga in the win, while Rui Hachimura added 10 boards of his own and Josh Perkins dished out a team-high 6 assists in the winning effort for the Bulldogs. Williams leads Gonzaga with an average of 13.8 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while Perkins leads the Bulldogs with 5.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Gonzaga owns the 9th-highest scoring offense in the country, scoring 84.7 points per game while boasting the 7th-best field goal percentage in the nation at 50.3% from the field. The Bulldogs are also shooting 36.9% from behind the arc and 71.9% from the foul line this season.
San Francisco is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games while the under is 20-8 in their last 28 games following a win. Gonzaga is 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games overall and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 neutral site games. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.
The problem with Gonzaga is that although they’re winning games, they aren’t covering the number. San Francisco probably won’t win this one, but the Dons have more than enough talent to keep this one respectable within single digits so I’ll take San Francisco and the points in this one