Alabama vs Gonzaga Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, December 17, 2022

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The Alabama Crimson Tide (9-1) bring a four-game winning streak into a home contest against the Gonzaga Bulldogs (8-3), winners of three straight. It begins at 1:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 17, 2022.

Alabama is a slim 1-point favorite against Gonzaga when the Crimson Tide take on the Bulldogs on Saturday. The matchup’s point total is 160.5.

Alabama vs. Gonzaga Odds

Point Spread for Alabama vs. Gonzaga

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with sportsbooks listing Alabama as the favorite.

Alabama vs. Gonzaga Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Alabama has -117 odds to pick up the win, while Gonzaga is listed at -103 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 160.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Arena: Legacy Arena at BJCC

Alabama vs. Gonzaga Betting Trends

Alabama has played 10 games, with six wins against the spread. The Crimson Tide have been victorious in eight of the nine contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Alabama’s games this year have hit the over on six of 11 set point totals.

Gonzaga has played 11 games, with three wins, against the spread. The Bulldogs have been the moneyline underdog just two other times so far this season, and they split the games. Gonzaga’s games this year have gone over the total in six of 11 opportunities (54.5%).

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Alabama vs. Gonzaga Key Players to Watch

Alabama

Brandon Miller is tops on his squad in both points (18.5) and rebounds (8.4) per game, and also posts 2 assists. At the other end, he delivers 0.5 steals and 1 block. Noah Clowney paces the Crimson Tide at 8.4 rebounds per game, while also averaging 1 assists and 9.6 points. Mark Sears is averaging 14.8 points, 3 assists and 4.2 rebounds per contest. Charles Bediako is putting up 5.3 points, 0.7 assists and 6.7 rebounds per contest.

Gonzaga

Drew Timme is posting a team-best 20.5 points per contest. And he is delivering 7.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists, making 62.1% of his shots from the floor. Julian Strawther is putting up a team-high 8.3 rebounds per contest. And he is contributing 13.2 points and 0.8 assists, making 42.5% of his shots from the field and 40% from 3-point range, with 2 triples per contest. Anton Watson gets the Bulldogs 8.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest. He also averages 1.5 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Nolan Hickman is the Bulldogs’ top assist man (4 per game), and he averages 8.2 points and 2.8 rebounds.

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What you need to know about the Alabama Crimson Tide

The Crimson Tide are giving up 70.1 points per game this season (217th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived offensively, posting 83 points per contest (20th-best). Alabama ranks best in college basketball by grabbing 45 boards per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 273rd in college basketball (32.9 allowed per contest).

Alabama is top-25 this year in three-point shooting, ranking 13th-best in college basketball with 10.4 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 137th with a 34.9% shooting percentage from three-point land. With 5.4 threes conceded per game, the Crimson Tide rank 30th in college basketball. They are ceding a 27.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 27th in college basketball.

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What you need to know about the Gonzaga Bulldogs

In 2022-23, the Bulldogs are 42nd in the country offensively (80.6 points scored per game) and 261st defensively (72.2 points conceded). In 2022-23, Gonzaga is 72nd in college basketball in rebounds (35.4 per game) and 58th in rebounds conceded (28.5).

At 7.5 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.8% from beyond the arc, Gonzaga is 180th and 82nd in the country, respectively, in those categories. The Bulldogs give up 7.5 3-pointers per game and concede 31.3% from beyond the arc, ranking 224th and 112th, respectively, in the country.

Alabama vs. Gonzaga Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Alabama, and we predict that Alabama will cover the spread (Alabama -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 160.5 points.

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How to bet Alabama vs. Gonzaga

You can bet on Alabama vs. Gonzaga at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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