Gonzaga vs San Francisco Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Monday, March 6, 2023

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The No. 6 seed San Francisco Dons (20-13, 7-9 WCC) play in the WCC Tournament against the No. 2 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-5, 14-2 WCC) on Monday at Orleans Arena, starting at 11:30 PM.

The Bulldogs match up against the Dons in a game that Gonzaga is currently a double-digit favorite by 14.5 points. The game has a point total of 161.5.

Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Odds

Point Spread for Gonzaga vs. San Francisco

The spread for this matchup is set at 14.5 points, with bookmakers listing Gonzaga as the favorite.

Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Gonzaga has -1258 odds to pick up the win, while San Francisco is listed at +754 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 161.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Game Time: 11:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Paradise, Nevada
  • Arena: Orleans Arena

Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Betting Trends

In Gonzaga’s 30 games this year, it has 13 wins against the spread. The Bulldogs have won in 22, or 88%, of the 25 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Gonzaga’s games this year have hit the over 19 times in 32 opportunities (59.4%).

In San Francisco’s 32 games this season, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Dons have won 40% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (6-9). San Francisco’s games this season have gone over the total in 14 of 32 opportunities (43.8%).

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Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Key Players to Watch

Gonzaga

Drew Timme leads his squad in both points (21.1) and rebounds (7.4) per contest, and also averages 3.1 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.7 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Julian Strawther posts 15.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest. At the other end, he puts up 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Anton Watson is putting up 11.1 points, 2.3 assists and 5.6 rebounds per contest. Rasir Bolton is putting up 10.9 points, 2.6 assists and 1.8 rebounds per contest.

San Francisco

Khalil Shabazz is No. 1 on the Dons in scoring (17.5 points per game), rebounding (5.4) and assists (3), shooting 40.8% from the floor and 34.9% from 3-point range with 2.7 triples per contest. He also puts up 2.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. The Dons get 16.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game from Tyrell Roberts. Marcus Williams is putting up 7.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest, making 41.2% of his shots from the floor and 40.2% from 3-point range, with 1.2 triples per contest. Zane Meeks gets the Dons 10.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.1 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Gonzaga Bulldogs

Gonzaga and its WCC opponents have combined to go over the point total 10 out of 16 times this season. The Bulldogs are allowing 73.6 points per game this year (282nd-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really shined offensively, putting up 88 points per game (best). Gonzaga is pulling down 33.6 rebounds per game (70th-ranked in college basketball). It is ceding 28.3 rebounds per contest (33rd-ranked).

With a 38.2% three-point percentage this season, Gonzaga is 16th-best in college basketball. It ranks 157th in college basketball by draining 7.6 three-pointers per contest. The Bulldogs are allowing 8.1 threes per game (283rd-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 34.7% (242nd-ranked) from three-point land.

The Bulldogs have gone 9-1 in their past 10 contests, with a 7-3 record against the spread in that span. Gonzaga has gone over the total in eight of its past 10 contests. In its last 10 games, Gonzaga has been scoring 91 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 88 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Gonzaga has been more stingy on the defensive side of the ball as of late, giving up 73.5 points per game during its last 10 outings compared to the 73.6 points per game its opponents are averaging in the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the San Francisco Dons

In San Francisco’s 18 chances this year in WCC play, the combined scoring has gone over the point total nine times. Offensively the Dons are the 73rd-ranked team in the nation (76.3 points per game). Defensively they are 270th (73.1 points allowed per game). On the boards, San Francisco is 149th in the nation in rebounds (32.2 per game). It is 108th in rebounds allowed (30 per game).

In 2022-23 San Francisco is eighth-best in the country in 3-point makes (10.2 per game), and it ranks No. 79 in 3-point percentage (36%). The Dons are 98th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (6.6 per game) and 173rd in 3-point percentage defensively (33.6%).

The Dons have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall over their last 10 contests. San Francisco has gone over the total in six of its past 10 outings. San Francisco is putting up 79.4 points per contest over its previous 10 games, which is 3.1 more than its average for the season (76.3). While the Dons are giving up 73.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their past 10 games, allowing 80.5 points per contest.

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 -14.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 161.5 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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