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Portland vs Gonzaga Basketball Picks 2-22-24

Gonzaga Bulldogs (20-6) vs. Portland Pilots (9-19)
February 22, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Portland Pilots +21.5; Over/Under: +160.5
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs will play the Portland Pilots in a WCC game on Thursday night at the Chiles Center in Portland, Oregon. Gonzaga has won four games in a row, while Portland is on a four game losing streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Gonzaga vs Portland prediction.

Gonzaga Preview

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 20-6 (10-2) this year after they defeated Pacific by a score of 102-76 in their last game. Gonzaga led 47-34 at the half and they scored 55 second half points in the blowout win. The Bulldogs shot 66.1% from the field and were +8 in rebounding margin in the game. Gonzaga has also defeated Loyola Marymount, Kentucky, and Portland during this winning streak. The Bulldogs are scoring 85.8 points per game with 40 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game, while allowing 68.8 points against per game this year. Graham Ike is averaging 15.8 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game, and 1.0 assist per game. Gonzaga is shooting 51.4% from the field, 71.5% on free throws, and 34.3% on three pointers this season.

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Portland Preview

The Portland Pilots are 9-19 (3-10) this season after they lost to Pepperdine by a score of 91-70 in their last game. Portland trailed 52-36 at halftime and allowed another 39 points in the second half in the loss. The Pilots shot 47.2% from the field and were -5 in rebounding margin in the game. Portland has also lost to San Diego, St. Mary’s, and Gonzaga during this losing streak. The Pilots are scoring 72 points per game with 33.8 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, while giving up 80.7 points against per game this season. Tyler Robertson is averaging 16.1 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, and 3.5 assists per game. Portland is shooting 43.8% from the field, 72.2% on free throws, and 33.7% on three pointers this year. 

Gonzaga vs Portland Betting Prediction

Gonzaga rolls into this matchup as the second best team in the WCC and they should have no issues picking up a win here. The Bulldogs are one of the best offensive teams in the country and they are shooting 51.4% from the field. Portland is allowing over 80 points against per game on defense and they are only shooting 43.8% from the field. Gonzaga just beat Portland by a score of 96-64 on February 7th and I don’t see how this game is any better. Gonzaga is miles ahead of Portland this season and I expect an easy Gonzaga win. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Gonzaga -21.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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