The Gonzaga Bulldogs (23-5, 12-2 WCC) look to continue a three-game home winning streak when hosting the San Diego Toreros (11-17, 4-10 WCC) on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 11:00 PM ET.
Gonzaga is a massive 23-point favorite against San Diego when the Bulldogs face off with the Toreros on Thursday. The game’s over/under is 167.
Gonzaga vs. San Diego Odds
Point Spread for Gonzaga vs. San Diego
The spread for this matchup is set at 23 points, with oddsmakers listing Gonzaga as the favorite.
Gonzaga vs. San Diego Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Gonzaga has -8859 odds to pick up the win, while San Diego is listed at +2238 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 167 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, February 23, 2023
- Game Time: 11:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Location: Spokane, Washington
- Arena: McCarthey Athletic Center
Gonzaga vs. San Diego Betting Trends
Against the spread, Gonzaga is 10-17-0 this year. The Bulldogs have been victorious in 19, or 86.4%, of the 22 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Gonzaga’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 16 times in 26 opportunities (61.5%).
San Diego is 10-16-0 against the spread this season. The Toreros have been the moneyline underdog 15 total times this season. They’ve finished 4-11 in those games. San Diego’s games this year have hit the over on 19 of 26 set point totals (73.1%).
Gonzaga vs. San Diego Key Players to Watch
Drew Timme puts up 21.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 3.3 assists, shooting 61.5% from the field. Julian Strawther averages 15.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest, shooting 48.9% from the floor and 43.3% from downtown with 2.3 made 3-pointers per game. Anton Watson is putting up 11.1 points, 2.0 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game. Rasir Bolton puts up 11.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. At the other end, he delivers 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
Marcellus Earlington is the Toreros’ top scorer (17.5 points per game), and he averages 1.6 assists and 6.9 rebounds. Eric Williams Jr. paces the Toreros in rebounding (9.5 per game), and posts 14.6 points and 2.3 assists. He also delivers 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Jase Townsend is averaging 15.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest, making 46.3% of his shots from the field and 39.1% from 3-point range, with 1.9 treys per game. Seikou Sisoho Jawara is the Toreros’ top assist man (3.0 per game), and he produces 11.3 points and 2.7 rebounds.
What you need to know about the Gonzaga Bulldogs
Gonzaga has compiled a 6-8-0 conference record against the spread this season. The Bulldogs are surrendering 74.2 points per game this season (297th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived offensively, putting up 87.5 points per contest (best). Gonzaga ranks 99th in college basketball with 33.4 boards per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 57th with 28.9 rebounds allowed per contest.
The Bulldogs are putting up 92.9 points per game at home. In road games, they are averaging 84.8 points per contest. With a 38.4% three-point percentage this season, Gonzaga is 15th-best in the nation. It ranks 153rd in college basketball by making 7.6 three-pointers per contest. With 8.0 three-pointers conceded per game, the Bulldogs are 273rd in college basketball. They are ceding a 33.8% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 184th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs are 5-5 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their last 10 contests. Seven of Gonzaga’s past 10 games have gone over the total. In its last 10 games, Gonzaga has been putting up 91.3 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 87.5 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Gonzaga’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (76.3) is 2.1 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (74.2).
What you need to know about the San Diego Toreros
San Diego has put together a 6-8-0 record against the spread in conference play this year. Offensively the Toreros are the 46th-ranked team in the country (77.9 points per game). On defense they are fourth-worst (79.5 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, San Diego is 256th in college basketball in rebounds (30.6 per game) and 237th in rebounds allowed (31.9).
At home the Toreros are putting up 77.3 points per game, 2.5 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (79.8). San Diego is 119th in the nation in 3-pointers made (7.9 per game) and 73rd in 3-point percentage (36.1%). Defensively, the Toreros are -2-worst in the nation in 3-pointers conceded per game at 9.8. And they are -5-worst in 3-point percentage allowed at 40.6%.
The Toreros have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 3-7 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 games, San Diego has hit the over seven times. Over its past 10 games, San Diego is posting 80.3 points per contest, 2.4 more than its season average (77.9). The Toreros have played worse defensively over their previous 10 games, ceding 84.7 points per contest, 5.2 more points their than season average of 79.5.
Gonzaga vs. San Diego Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is Gonzaga, and we expect that San Diego will cover the spread (Gonzaga -23). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 167 points.
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