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Pacific vs. Gonzaga - 2/28/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Gonzaga at Pacific
Date & Time Thursday February 28, 2019, 11:00 PM (EST)
Location
Alex G. Spanos Center
Stockton, California
The Line
The Line: Pacific +25 -- Over/Under: 144
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Gonzaga at Pacific
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Pacific Tigers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Alex G. Spanos Center.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs look to keep the ball rolling, as they haven’t lost a game since December 15. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 90.7 points on 53.2 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Rui Hachimura is averaging 20.5 points and 6.7 rebounds while Brandon Clarke is averaging 16.5 points and 1.7 assists. Zach Norvell Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Perkins is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have won their last six road games.

The Pacific Tigers could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Pacific Tigers are averaging 66 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Roberto Gallinat is averaging 15 points and 2.8 rebounds while Lafayette Dorsey is averaging 11 points and one assist. Jahlil Tripp is the third double-digit scorer and Ajare Sanni is dishing 1.1 assists. The Pacific Tigers are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Pacific Tigers are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game. The Pacific Tigers have lost five of their last seven home games.

The Bulldogs are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS win. The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 Thursday games. The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 road games.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs haven't been as effective at covering numbers on the road as they have at home this season, and this has the ability to be a lookahead game with a hot St. Mary's on deck. With that said, Gonzaga did beat Pacific by 31 points i the first meeting and has treated the Tigers as a punching bag over the years. The Pacific Tigers also enter this contest shooting just 37.5 percent from the field and losing their last five games by an average of 12 points. If Pacific can't make shots, this is going to be another ugly WCC contest for the top ranked team in the country. The spread is steep for a road team, but Gonzaga has shown us all year these numbers aren't unrealistic. 

Pick:
Gonzaga -25

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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