The Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Portland Pilots meet in college basketball action from the Chiles Center on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Gonzaga is listed as a 12.5-point road favorite with a ML price of -900. The total for this game is set at 163.5 points.
Gonzaga has had no new names pop up on the injury report while Portland has Bol Dengdit, Vukasin Masic and Chris Austin all listed as out for the season for the Pilots.
Gonzaga’s 115-75 win over Portland back on January 14th, 2023, made it a mind-boggling 49 wins in the last 51 head-to-head meetings with Portland.
Gonzaga is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 8-0-1 in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record. Portland is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 13-3-1 in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record.
I’m backing the over here. The problem for the Zags is that they’ve been able to score points, but they haven’t been as dominant as we’re used to seeing from past Gonzaga teams, especially on the road. Portland has had their moments, but they’ve been able to put up points at home. Head-to-head this is has been a high-scoring series over the years and I expect this game to be no different. Give me the over here.