The Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-5, 8-2 WCC) take on the San Francisco Dons (15-11, 4-7 WCC) at 9:00 PM ET on Thursday in WCC play. The matchup airs on ESPN2.
Gonzaga is a substantial 14-point favorite against San Francisco when the Bulldogs take the court against the Dons on Thursday. The matchup has a point total of 155.5.
Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Odds
Point Spread for Gonzaga vs. San Francisco
The spread for this matchup is set at 14 points, with sportsbooks listing Gonzaga as the favorite.
Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Gonzaga has -1144 odds to pick up the win, while San Francisco is listed at +717 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 155.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, February 9, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Location: Spokane, Washington
- Arena: McCarthey Athletic Center
Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Betting Trends
Against the spread, Gonzaga is 8-15-0 this year. The Bulldogs have been chosen as favorites in 18 games this year and have walked away with the win 15 times (83.3%) in those games. Gonzaga has gone over the point total in 48% of its opportunities this year (12 times in 25 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, San Francisco is 13-12-0 this year. The Dons have a 5-7 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 41.7% of those games). San Francisco has hit the over 40% of the time this year (10 of 25 games with a set point total).
Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Key Players to Watch
Drew Timme paces his squad in both points (21.2) and rebounds (7.6) per contest, and also puts up 3.3 assists. At the other end, he delivers 0.8 steals and 1 block. Julian Strawther posts 14.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1 assists per contest. Defensively, he puts up 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Anton Watson averages 10.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, shooting 60.1% from the field.
Nolan Hickman is tops on his squad in assists per contest (3.4), and also averages 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
Tyrell Roberts is averaging 15.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, making 44.2% of his shots from the field and 39.6% from 3-point range, with 2.5 triples per game. Zane Meeks is averaging a team-best 5.8 rebounds per game. And he is delivering 12.1 points and 0.9 assists, making 48.1% of his shots from the field and 32% from 3-point range, with 1.3 treys per contest. Marcus Williams is putting up 6.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, making 40.9% of his shots from the floor and 41.8% from 3-point range, with 1.1 triples per game.
What you need to know about the Gonzaga Bulldogs
Gonzaga’s WCC games have hit the over four out of 10 times this season. The Bulldogs are ceding 73.4 points per game this year (283rd-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived offensively, putting up 85.7 points per game (best). Gonzaga is averaging 33.8 rebounds per game (80th-ranked in college basketball). It is allowing 29.1 rebounds per contest (74th-ranked).
The Bulldogs score 92.8 points per game in home games, compared to 79.7 points per game in away games, a difference of 13.1 points per contest. Gonzaga is sinking 7.8 treys per game this year (135th-ranked in college basketball), and it has a 38.6% three-point percentage (16th-best). So far this season, the Bulldogs are giving up 7.9 three-pointers per game (264th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 34.1% (207th-ranked) from downtown.
The Bulldogs have gone 8-2 over their past 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Gonzaga has hit the over four times. Gonzaga’s offense has been improved over its last 10 games, racking up 86.5 points per contest compared to the 85.7 it has averaged this year. Gonzaga’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (76.1) is 2.7 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (73.4).
What you need to know about the San Francisco Dons
So far this year, five out of San Francisco’s 11 WCC games with an over/under have gone over the point total. In 2022-23, the Dons are 110th in college basketball on offense (74.9 points scored per game) and 211th defensively (70.7 points allowed). With 32.6 rebounds per game and 30.1 rebounds allowed, San Francisco is 138th and 117th in college basketball, respectively.
At home, the Dons average 76.9 points per game. Away, they score 75.1. In 2022-23 San Francisco is 10th-best in the country in 3-point makes (10 per game), and it ranks No. 111 in 3-point percentage (35.5%). The Dons give up 6.1 3-pointers per game and concede 32.3% from beyond the arc, ranking 51st and 109th, respectively, in the nation.
The Dons have gone 4-6 in their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. San Francisco has gone over the total in five of its last 10 contests. Over its previous 10 games, San Francisco is putting up 74.6 points per contest, 0.3 fewer points than its season average (74.9). The Dons have played worse defensively over their past 10 games, surrendering 76 points per contest, 5.3 more points their than season average of 70.7.
Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Gonzaga, and we predict that San Francisco will cover the spread (Gonzaga -14). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 155.5 points.
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