Gonzaga Bulldogs (6-0) at Virginia Cavaliers (4-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Dickies Arena)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers +7.5 -- Over/Under: 140 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Virginia Cavaliers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Dickies Arena.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs look for another win to build on their 6-0 record. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 94.7 points on 55.1 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Corey Kispert is averaging 20.8 points and 2.2 assists while Drew Timme is averaging 20.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Jalen Suggs is the third double-digit scorer and Joel Ayayi is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game.
The Virginia Cavaliers look for a statement win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 74.4 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 54 points on 36.3 percent shooting. Sam Hauser is averaging 13.4 points and six rebounds while Jay Huff is averaging 11.6 points and 0.6 assists. Trey Murphy III is the third double-digit scorer and Kihei Clark is dishing three assists. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Cavaliers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Cavaliers are 37-16 ATS in their last 53 games as an underdog and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The over is 37-14 in Bulldogs last 51 overall. The under is 7-2 in Cavaliers last 9 overall.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs have shown they're the team to beat in college basketball and already passed a test of destroying Iowa last week. The Virginia Cavaliers haven't exactly played anybody up to this point, so the jury is still out if they're as talented as they were in the past. What we do know about Virginia is its as well coached as any team in the league and that defensive pressure doesn't change. This is also just the third time since March of 2017 where Virginia is an underdog of at least five points. You don't get these chances often. Give me the Cavs and the points.