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Washington vs Gonzaga Pick & Preview: Friday, December 9th Betting Odds

Huskies vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Washington Huskies at Gonzaga Bulldogs
  • Where: Spokane at McCarthey Athletic Center
  • Date: Friday, December 9th
  • Betting Odds: Washington +16.5, WASH +1051 | GNZG -2333 O/U 148.5

Huskies Preview:

Entering their game with Gonzaga, the Washington Huskies will be taking the floor for the 10th time this season and have an overall record of 7-2. Out of 2 games games on the road this season, Washington has a record of 1-1. Having played 2 games as the underdog, the Huskies have gone 2-0 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +16.5 underdogs on the spread.

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Washington’s leading scorer this season is Keion Brooks Jr. who is averaging 16.57 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 18.38% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.0 rebounds per game and 1.0 assists. Cole Bajema is the second leading scorer for the Huskies, averaging 10.22 points per game. Between him and Bajema, they are accounting for 33.0% of the team’s scoring.

So far this season, the Washington offense has yet to find its footing. Coming into today’s game, the Huskies’ are ranked 287th at 68.5 points per game. The team’s inneficient outside shooting has been a problem for Washington, as they have hit just 30.3% of their 3-point shots. In terms of pace, the Huskies have played at a tempo near the NCAA average at 77.5 possessions per game.

Bulldogs Preview:

As they prepare for today’s game, the Bulldogs have an overall record of 6-3 through 9 games. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 5-2. Coming into their 8 times playing as the favorite, Gonzaga has gone 6-2 in those contests. Playing at home, the Bulldogs come into this game as -16.5 point favorites.

Gonzaga’s leading scorer this season is Drew Timme who is averaging 19.78 points per contest. So far, Timme has accounted for 24.65% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 8.22 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists. Julian Strawther is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 13.67 points per game. Between him and Strawther, they are accounting for 41.7% of the team’s scoring.

Through 9 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Washington Huskies +16.5

For today’s game between the Washington Huskies and Gonzaga Bulldogs, we really like Washington to cover the spread as +16.5 point underdogs. Both teams will come into this matchup looking to get up and down the court, as they are each well above average units in terms of possessions per game. Not only do we see the Washington feeling right at home with the pace of play, they have a good track record as the underdog vs the spread. In their previous 5 games as the underdog their ATS mark is 4-1. As we see it, taking Washington as the home dogs is the best side to take for today’s action.

 


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