Gonzaga vs Pacific Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, January 21, 2023

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs (16-4, 5-1 WCC) will look to build on a four-game road winning run when squaring off against the Pacific Tigers (10-11, 3-3 WCC) on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Alex G. Spanos Center, airing at 10:00 PM ET.

The Bulldogs are currently enormous 18-point favorites over the Tigers. A 158.5-point over/under is set for the matchup.

Gonzaga vs. Pacific Odds

Point Spread for Gonzaga vs. Pacific

The spread for this matchup is set at 18 points, with bookmakers listing Gonzaga as the favorite.

Gonzaga vs. Pacific Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Gonzaga has -3387 odds to pick up the win, while Pacific is listed at +1271 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 158.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Location: Stockton, California
  • Arena: Alex G. Spanos Center

Gonzaga vs. Pacific Betting Trends

Gonzaga is 6-13-0 against the spread this year. The Bulldogs have been favorites in 15 games this season and have come away with the win 12 times (80%) in those contests. Gonzaga has gone over the point total in 52.6% of its opportunities this year (10 times in 19 games with a set point total).

Pacific is 8-11-0 against the spread this year. The Tigers have won 54.5% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (6-5). Pacific has hit the over 57.9% of the time this year (11 of 19 games with a set point total).

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Gonzaga vs. Pacific Key Players to Watch

Gonzaga

Drew Timme posts 21.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also putting up 3.3 assists, shooting 60.2% from the field. Julian Strawther posts 13.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Anton Watson posts 10.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest. Defensively, he puts up 1.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Nolan Hickman is tops on the Bulldogs at 3.7 assists per game, while also posting 2.4 rebounds and 8.9 points.

Pacific

Tyler Beard is averaging a team-leading 2.9 assists per contest. And he is contributing 9.9 points and 2.6 rebounds, making 49.7% of his shots from the field. The Tigers get 9.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Jordan¬†Ivy-Curry. Keylan Boone is the Tigers’ top scorer (11.7 points per game) and rebounder (4.5), and posts 0.9 assists. Luke Avdalovic gets the Tigers 9.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists per contest. He also averages 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Gonzaga Bulldogs

The Bulldogs are surrendering 72.9 points per game this year (279th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really shined on offense, scoring 85.9 points per contest (second-best). Gonzaga is grabbing 34.6 boards per game (65th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 29.7 rebounds per contest (102nd-ranked).

The Bulldogs are scoring 93.3 points per game this year in home games, which is 16.5 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (76.8). Gonzaga is sinking 7.9 threes per game (131st-ranked in college basketball). It has a 38.1% shooting percentage (26th-ranked) from downtown. With 7.8 treys conceded per game, the Bulldogs are 256th in the country. They are giving up a 33.7% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 201st in college basketball.

The Bulldogs are 4-6 against the spread and 9-1 overall over their last 10 contests. Five of Gonzaga’s past 10 outings have hit the over. Gonzaga has been racking up 91.9 points per game in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 85.9 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Gonzaga has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor recently, giving up 73.0 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 72.9 it has surrendered this year.

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What you need to know about the Pacific Tigers

In 2022-23, the Tigers are 130th in college basketball offensively (74.4 points scored per game) and 315th defensively (74.8 points conceded). Pacific is 326th in the country in rebounds per game (28.8) and 302nd in rebounds allowed (33.3).

The Tigers average 71.7 points per game at home, and 78.0 away. Pacific is 50th in the nation in 3-pointers made (8.7 per game) and 26th in 3-point percentage (38.1%). The Tigers give up 7.9 3-pointers per game and concede 35.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 267th and 303rd, respectively, in the country.

The Tigers have a 4-6 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall in their last 10 contests. Pacific has hit the over in five of its past 10 contests. In its previous 10 games, Pacific is posting 71.5 points per game, compared to its season average of 74.4. The Tigers have fared better defensively in their last 10 games, allowing 72.6 points per contest, 2.2 fewer points than their season average of 74.8 allowed.

Gonzaga vs. Pacific Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Gonzaga, and we project that Pacific will cover the spread (Gonzaga -18). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 158.5 points.

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How to bet Gonzaga vs. Pacific

You can bet on Gonzaga vs. Pacific 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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