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Gonzaga vs San Francisco Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds

Bulldogs vs Dons Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Gonzaga Bulldogs at San Francisco Dons
  • Where: San Francisco at War Memorial Gymnasium
  • Date: Thursday, January 5th
  • Betting Odds: Gonzaga -10, GNZG -534 | SF +386 O/U 156.5

Bulldogs Preview:

Gonzaga will take their 7 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 12-3. On the road, the Bulldogs will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 1-1. This season, Gonzaga has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 10-2. For today’s contest, Gonzaga have a betting line set -10 points in their favor.

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Drew Timme comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 22.67 points per contest. Not only has Timme been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Gonzaga’s top rebounder at 8.33 boards per contest. Behind Timme, the team has benefited from the strong play of Julian Strawther who is second on the team in scoring at 13.53 points per game. Overall, he has hit 47.3% of his shots and is adding 7.47 boards per game.

Through 15 games, Gonzaga has been playing well on offense, averaging 87.8 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Bulldogs’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 37.9% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.38 made 3’s per contest.

Dons Preview:

San Francisco will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Gonzaga in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. So far this season, San Francisco has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-4. For the season, San Francisco has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 4-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Dons being +10 point underdogs.

San Francisco will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Khalil Shabazz who is averaging 15.53 points per game for the Dons. Shabazz is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Dons’ offensive gameplan is the play of Tyrell Roberts who has hit 43.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.24 points per game.

San Francisco comes into today’s matchup vs Gonzaga, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.1 points per game. Through 17 games, they have hit 45.7% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Dons’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 339th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Gonzaga Bulldogs -10

The Gonzaga Bulldogs will begin their matchup against San Francisco Dons as the strong favorites to win with a point spread of -10. Our analysis favors Gonzaga’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When considering how each team prefers to play, both Gonzaga and San Francisco are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario benefits Gonzaga, as their superior talent should come through throughout the game in an easy win. Although the Bulldogs don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-3 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.

 


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