Gonzaga vs San Francisco Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Thursday, January 5, 2023

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs (12-3, 1-0 WCC) will look to continue a seven-game winning streak when visiting the San Francisco Dons (11-6, 0-2 WCC) on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at War Memorial Gymnasium. It airs at 11:00 PM ET.

The Bulldogs are currently solid 9.5-point favorites over the Dons. A 157-point over/under has been set for the game.

Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Odds

Point Spread for Gonzaga vs. San Francisco

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with bookmakers listing Gonzaga as the favorite.

Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Gonzaga has -507 odds to pick up the win, while San Francisco is listed at +373 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 157 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 11:00 PM ET
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Arena: War Memorial Gymnasium

Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Betting Trends

Gonzaga has five wins against the spread in 14 games this season. The Bulldogs have been chosen as favorites in 10 games this year and have walked away with the win eight times (80%) in those games. Gonzaga has hit the over in 56.2% of its opportunities this year (nine times in 16 games with a set point total).

San Francisco has seven wins against the spread in 16 games this season. The Dons have been the moneyline underdog eight total times this season. They’ve finished 4-4 in those games. San Francisco’s games this season have gone over the point total 31.2% of the time (five out of 16 games with a set point total).

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Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Key Players to Watch

Gonzaga

Drew Timme puts up 22.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 3.4 assists, shooting 65.9% from the floor. Julian Strawther averages 13.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game, shooting 47.3% from the floor and 42.3% from downtown with 2.0 made 3-pointers per game. Anton Watson puts up 9.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest, shooting 59.2% from the floor.
Nolan Hickman is tops on his team in assists per game (3.7), and also averages 8.1 points and 2.4 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

San Francisco

Tyrell Roberts gets the Dons 14.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He also delivers 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Zane Meeks is No. 1 on the Dons in rebounding (6.8 per game), and posts 12.0 points and 0.9 assists. He also puts up 0.1 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. The Dons get 6.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game from Marcus Williams.

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What you need to know about the Gonzaga Bulldogs

Gonzaga’s conference games hit the over seven out of 16 times last season. The Bulldogs have been carried by their offense, as they rank fifth-best in the country by posting 86.9 points per game. They rank 272nd in college basketball in points allowed (72.6 per contest). With 34.9 boards per game, Gonzaga ranks 75th in the nation. It gives up 28.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks 37th in college basketball.

With 7.5 three-pointers per game, Gonzaga ranks 183rd in college basketball. It has a 38.0% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 34th in college basketball. This season, the Bulldogs are ceding 7.3 threes per game (201st-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 31.7% (115th-ranked) from downtown.

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What you need to know about the San Francisco Dons

San Francisco and its opponents combined to go over the point total 10 out of 18 times last year in conference action. In 2022-23, the Dons are 133rd in the country offensively (74.6 points scored per game) and 163rd defensively (68.1 points conceded). In 2022-23, San Francisco is 107th in the country in rebounds (34.2 per game) and 132nd in rebounds conceded (30.2).

The Dons are scoring more points at home (78.9 per game) than on the road (72.3). Beyond the arc, San Francisco is 18th-best in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (9.8). It is 212th in 3-point percentage at 33.3%. Defensively, the Dons are seventh-best in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded per game at 4.9. They are 17th-best in 3-point percentage allowed at 28.4%.

The Dons have gone 5-5 over their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, San Francisco has hit the over three times. San Francisco has played worse offensively over its past 10 games, posting 74.2 points per contest, 0.4 fewer points its than season average of 74.6. The Dons are surrendering 68.1 points per game in their last 10 games, the same number of points they’re allowing per game for the season.

Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Gonzaga, and we project that San Francisco will cover the spread (Gonzaga -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 157 points.

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How to bet Gonzaga vs. San Francisco

You can bet on Gonzaga vs. San Francisco 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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