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Gonzaga vs Pacific Basketball Picks 2-17-24

Pacific Tigers (6-21) vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-6)
February 17, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -30; Over/Under: +152.5
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The Pacific Tigers and the Gonzaga Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the McCarthey Athletic Center on Saturday night. Can Pacific pull off the massive upset? Or will Gonzaga defend home court? Let’s dive in and find out with our Pacific vs. Gonzaga Prediction.

Pacific Team Preview

The Pacific Tigers come into this one looking to snap a 12-game losing streak after a 79-53 loss to Santa Clara last time out. Judson Martindale leads Pacific with 9.7 PPG while Donovan Williams has 9.5 PPG with 4.6 RPG while Moe Odum has 8.9 PPG with 2.7 RPG and a team-high 4.8 APG to lead Pacific in the assist department this season. Cam Denson also has 8.4 PPG with a team-high 4.8 RPG to lead the Tigers on the glass this season. As a team, Pacific is averaging 64.8 PPG on 41.7% shooting from the field, 32% from three and 63.4% from the foul line this season.

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Gonzaga Team Preview

The Gonzaga Bulldogs come into this game looking to add to their three-game win streak after a 91-74 win over Loyola Marymount last time out. Graham Ike leads the Zags in scoring with 15.6 PPG and 7 RPG while Anton Watson is right behind with 14.8 PPG and a team-high 7.7 RPG to lead the Zags on the glass. Nolan Hickman has 13.5 PPG with 2.4 APG and Braden Huff has 10.5 PPG while Ryan Nembhard has 12.3 PPG with 3.7 RPG and a team-high 6.1 APG to lead the Zags in assists while rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for Gonzaga so far this season. As a team, Gonzaga is averaging 85.2 PPG on 50.9% shooting from the field, 34.1% from three and 70.7% from the foul line this season.

Pacific vs. Gonzaga Prediction

I’m on Gonzaga here. The Bulldogs at times have been guilty of playing with their food against the lesser teams they’ve been up against, including a 9-point win over Pacific in the first meeting as 27-point favorites, but Gonzaga should be focused here on the task at hand. Pacific’s been getting creamed left and right this season and this game should be no different if Gonzaga plays to their potential. Give me Gonzaga big here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Gonzaga -30

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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