Pacific Tigers vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs
|Date & Time||Thursday January 10, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)|
McCarthey Athletic Center
The Line: Gonzaga -25 -- Over/Under: 159
The Pacific Tigers and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Thursday in college basketball action at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The Pacific Tigers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Pacific Tigers are averaging 75.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Roberto Gallinat is averaging 15.3 points and 2.9 rebounds while Lafayette Dorsey is averaging 12.4 points and 1.2 assists. Jahlil Tripp is the third double-digit scorer and Ajare Sanni is dishing 1.3 assists. The Pacific Tigers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Pacific Tigers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Pacific Tigers have lost four of their last five road games.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 93.6 points on 53.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Rui Hachimura is averaging 21.4 points and 6.4 rebounds while Brandon Clarke is averaging 17 points and 1.6 assists. Zach Norvell Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Perkins is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have won all 10 home games this season.
The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 vs. West Coast and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games. The Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. West Coast and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tigers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Gonzaga. The under is 5-0 in Bulldogs last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 vs. West Coast.
The Pacific Tigers are playing some decent basketball this season and have an offense that gives them a punchers chance to hang around in this contest. On the flip side, the Gonzaga Bulldogs are 12-4 ATS on the season and 9-1 ATS at home. At home this season, the Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 54.3 percent from the field and winning by an average margin of 36.3 points. There's just some teams or certain spots you don't step in front of, and Gonzaga at home is one of those spots. I have to eat the chalk.