Gonzaga vs Chicago State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-5) will look to extend a six-game winning run when they host the Chicago State Cougars (11-18) at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. The Cougars have won three games in a row.

The Bulldogs face the Cougars in a game that Gonzaga is currently a major favorite by 28.5 points. The game has an over/under of 152.5.

Gonzaga vs. Chicago State Odds

Point Spread for Gonzaga vs. Chicago State

The spread for this matchup is set at 28.5 points, with bookmakers listing Gonzaga as the favorite.

Gonzaga vs. Chicago State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Gonzaga has -10000 odds to pick up the win, while Chicago State is listed at +1800 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 152.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: WCC Network
  • Location: Spokane, Washington
  • Arena: McCarthey Athletic Center

Gonzaga vs. Chicago State Betting Trends

Gonzaga is 12-17-0 against the spread this season. The Bulldogs have been favorites in 24 games this season and have come away with the win 21 times (87.5%) in those contests. Gonzaga’s games this year have gone over the point total 69.2% of the time (18 out of 26 games with a set point total).

Chicago State is 16-10-0 against the spread this season. The Cougars have won four of the 21 games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (19%). Chicago State’s games this year have gone over the total in 10 of 26 opportunities (38.5%).

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Gonzaga vs. Chicago State Key Players to Watch


Drew Timme is tops on his team in both points (21.2) and rebounds (7.5) per contest, and also posts 3.1 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.7 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Julian Strawther puts up 15.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest, shooting 48.3% from the field and 43% from beyond the arc with 2.3 made 3-pointers per contest. Anton Watson is posting 11.2 points, 2.1 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game. Rasir Bolton is putting up 10.7 points, 2.6 assists and 1.8 rebounds per contest.

Chicago State

Wesley Cardet Jr. is putting up a team-high 16.8 points per contest. And he is producing 5.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists, making 45.5% of his shots from the field and 36% from beyond the arc, with 1.1 triples per game. Jahsean Corbett is the Cougars’ top rebounder (8.9 per game), and he puts up 13.8 points and 1.1 assists. Elijah Weaver leads the Cougars in assists (3.4 per game), and produces 12.2 points and 4 rebounds. He also delivers 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. The Cougars receive 9.9 points, 4 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game from Bryce Johnson.

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What you need to know about the Gonzaga Bulldogs

The Bulldogs have been carried by their offense, as they rank best in the nation by tallying 87.4 points per game. They rank 292nd in college basketball in points allowed (73.9 per contest). Gonzaga is grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game (74th-ranked in college basketball). It is ceding 28.4 rebounds per contest (41st-ranked).

When playing at home, the Bulldogs are posting 7.3 more points per game (92.1) than they are away from home (84.8). With 7.5 treys per game, Gonzaga ranks 176th in the country. It has a 37.6% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 26th in college basketball. The Bulldogs rank 287th in college basketball with 8.1 threes allowed per game so far this year. Meanwhile, they rank 241st with a 34.7% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.

The Bulldogs are 6-4 against the spread and 9-1 overall over their last 10 games. Eight of Gonzaga’s past 10 outings have gone over the total. Gonzaga has been putting up 90.5 points per game in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 87.4 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. The last 10 games have seen Gonzaga allow 2.1 more points per game (76) than its season-long average (73.9).

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What you need to know about the Chicago State Cougars

The Cougars are 210th in the country in points scored (70.4 per game) and 205th in points allowed (70.8). On the boards, Chicago State is 132nd in college basketball in rebounds (32.5 per game). It is 125th in rebounds conceded (30.2 per game).

In 2022-23 the Cougars are scoring 22.3 more points per game at home (86.6) than away (64.3). Beyond the arc, Chicago State is 89th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (8.2). It is 209th in 3-point percentage at 33.8%. The Cougars are 138th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (6.9 per game) and 84th in 3-point percentage defensively (32.2%).

The Cougars have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 5-5 overall in their past 10 games. Six of Chicago State’s past 10 games have gone over the total. Chicago State is averaging 78.9 points per game in its past 10 games, compared to its season average of 70.4. The Cougars are giving up 65.9 points per contest in their past 10 games, which is 4.9 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (70.8).

Gonzaga vs. Chicago State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Gonzaga, and we predict that Chicago State will cover the spread (Gonzaga -28.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 152.5 points.

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How to bet Gonzaga vs. Chicago State

You can bet on Gonzaga vs. Chicago State 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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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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