Washington Huskies (7-2) vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (6-3)
December 9, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -17 / Washington Huskies +17; Over/Under: +147.5
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The Washington Huskies and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Friday in college basketball action at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Washington Huskies look for their eighth victory. The Gonzaga Bulldogs look for their seventh win.
The Washington Huskies are averaging 70.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 63.9 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Keion Brooks is averaging 16.6 points and 7 rebounds, while Cole Bajema is averaging 10.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Braxton Meah is dishing 0.3 assists and Franck Kepnang is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Washington Huskies are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Huskies are allowing 26.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 80.2 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 43 percent shooting. Drew Timme is averaging 19.8 points and 3 assists, while Julian Strawther is averaging 13.7 points and 8.6 rebounds. Rasir Bolton is the third double-digit scorer and Anton Watson is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game.
The Huskies are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 3-12-2 ATS in their last 17 home games and 3-14-2 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The over is 15-7-1 in Huskies last 23 overall. The under is 8-3 in Bulldogs last 11 Friday games. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs will continue to get the benefit of the doubt, especially at home, but the bottom line is they’re just not covering these massive numbers oddsmakers keep spitting out. Goznaga wins by an average of 6.1 points, and they’re winning in the favorite role by an average of 9.3 points. Also, the Washington Huskies aren’t pushovers, and they’re a well above average defensive team through 9 games. Give me the points.