Gonzaga vs. San Francisco - 3/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Francisco Dons (22-11) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (29-2)
College Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -13 -- Over/Under: 153
The San Francisco Dons and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Monday in the college basketball WCC Tournament at the Orleans Arena.
The San Francisco Dons look for another win after beating Loyola Marymount and Pacific. The San Francisco Dons are averaging 74.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 45 percent shooting. Charles Minlend is averaging 14.3 points and 4.6 rebounds while Jamaree Bouyea is averaging 12.4 points and 3.5 assists. Jimbo Lull is the third double-digit scorer and Khalil Shabazz is grabbing three rebounds. The San Francisco Dons are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The San Francisco Dons are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The San Francisco Dons have won three straight non-home games.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs enter this tournament with one loss since December 4. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 87.7 points on 51.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Filip Petrusev is averaging 17.8 points and 7.8 rebounds while Corey Kispert is averaging 14.3 points and 2.1 assists. Killian Tillie is the third double-digit scorer and Joel Ayayi is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have won nine of their last 10 non-home games.
The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The San Francisco Dons got smoked by Gonzaga a couple weeks ago, but they hung around in the first meeting, only losing by four points. The San Francisco Dons are playing their best ball of the season right now, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 13.4 points while allowing just 38.7 percent shooting from the field. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are an absolute beast of a team and my pick to win it all, but they're only 6-8 against the spread in non-home games and 4-5 against the spread as double-digit favorites. I'm leaning toward the San Francisco Dons and the points.