Gonzaga Bulldogs (21-4) at Pacific Tigers (12-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:00 pm ET (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers +13 — Over/Under: 147
Pacific vs Gonzaga NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tonight the Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to Pacific University to take on the Tigers in the Spanos Center.
The Bulldogs are riding a 5-game winning streak heading into tonight’s matchup, last losing to Saint Mary University on January 18 by a score of 72-70. The Bulldogs are nationally ranked 12th in the and 11th in the Coaches Poll. Gonzaga was the national runner-up in 2017 falling to the Tar Heels of North Carolina by a score of 71-65. The Bulldogs have already lost double as many games this season as they did all last season, but have only lost one true road game. Gonzaga has one of the best offenses in the country averaging 86.64 points, shooting from the field 50.51% and 36.42% from behind the 3-point line, and grab 40.16 rebounds. These numbers rank 5th in points per game, 10th in shooting percentage, and 12th in total rebounds. The Bulldogs are 6-1 in conference play and are going for the season sweep over the Tigers. The Bulldogs’ defense averages an allowed 68.92 points, opponents shoot 41.32% from the field and 36.5% from deep, while grabbing the 13th lowest amount in rebounds at 30.92.
The Tigers are seeking revenge for the 31-point blowout they suffered at the feet of the Bulldogs on December 28th. Pacific struggled that game scoring only 48 points, shot 33.3% from the field and 25% from behind the arc, and only grabbing 32 rebounds. The Tigers are averaging 72.36 points, shooting 46.03% from the field and 32.2% from behind the 3-point line, and grab 34.32 rebounds per game. These statistics are not impressive and rank the Tigers 180th in points, 93rd in field goal percentage, 232nd in 3-point percentage, and 184th in total rebounds. The defense for the Tigers averages an allowed more points than they score. They allow opponents to score 73.24 points, are shooting 45.38% from the field and 36.22% from deep, while opponents grab 32.32 rebounds.
Gonzaga is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Pacific
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pacific
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Gonzaga’s last 6 games when playing Pacific
Pacific is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Pacific is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Pacific is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The Bulldogs are too strong for the Tigers and will dominate yet again. The Tigers will slow down the Bulldogs in the first half but they will eventually catch fire in the second half and run away with the game. The game will stay under the mark, but the Bulldogs will win by 15+ covering the spread.