Gonzaga vs. San Francisco WCC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, March 6, 2023
The No. 2 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-5, 14-2 WCC) are favored by 14.5 points when they meet the No. 6 seed San Francisco Dons (20-13, 7-9 WCC) in the WCC Tournament Monday at Orleans Arena, beginning at 11:30 PM on ESPN2. A guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket is on the line as these teams look to claim the WCC championship. The matchup’s point total is 161.5.
Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Odds
- Gonzaga odds to win: -1258
- San Francisco odds to win: +754
- Spread: Gonzaga (-14.5)
- Total: 161.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
- Time: 11:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN2
- Where: Paradise, Nevada
- Venue: Orleans Arena
Who Will Win Gonzaga vs. San Francisco?
Gonzaga and San Francisco Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Gonzaga is 6-7 against the spread when favored by 14.5 points or more this season.
The Bulldogs and the Dons combine to average 2.8 more points per game than the over/under of 161.5 set for this matchup.
Gonzaga and San Francisco have seen their opponents average a combined 14.8 fewer points per game than the point total of 161.5 set in this outing.
Gonzaga’s average point total in outings this season is 161.6, 0.1 points higher than the over/under in this game.
The average over/under for Dons games this year is 12.1 fewer points than the point total of 161.5 for this outing.
The Bulldogs have gone 13-17-0 ATS this season.
The Dons’ ATS record is 16-16-0 this year.
Gonzaga Stats & Insights
Gonzaga has a +445 scoring differential, topping opponents by 14.4 points per game. It is putting up 88 points per game to rank first in college basketball and is giving up 73.6 per outing to rank 282nd in college basketball.
The 33.6 rebounds per game Gonzaga averages rank 70th in the country, and are 5.3 more than the 28.3 its opponents record per contest.
The Bulldogs make 7.6 three-pointers per game (157th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 8.1 on average.
Gonzaga averages 109.5 points per 100 possessions on offense (first in college basketball), and gives up 91.6 points per 100 possessions (182nd in college basketball).
The Bulldogs score 92.9 points per game in home games, compared to 84.8 points per game on the road, a difference of 8.1 points per contest.
San Francisco Stats & Insights
San Francisco outscores opponents by 3.2 points per game (posting 76.3 points per game, 73rd in college basketball, and giving up 73.1 per outing, 270th in college basketball) and has a +107 scoring differential.
The 32.2 rebounds per game San Francisco accumulates rank 149th in the nation, 2.2 more than the 30 its opponents collect.
San Francisco makes 10.2 three-pointers per game (eighth-most in college basketball) while shooting 36% from deep (79th in college basketball). It is making 3.6 more threes than its opponents, who drain 6.6 per game at 33.6%.
San Francisco’s 97.4 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 88th in college basketball, and the 93.2 points it concedes per 100 possessions rank 225th in college basketball.
The Dons are scoring more points at home (78.5 per game) than on the road (74.5).
Gonzaga Key Players to Watch
Drew Timme leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding, accumulating 21.1 points and 7.4 boards per game.
Gonzaga’s best passer is Nolan Hickman, who averages 3.3 assists per game to go with his 8.3 PPG scoring average.
Julian Strawther leads the Bulldogs in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Anton Watson and Timme lead Gonzaga on the defensive end, with Watson leading the team in steals averaging 1.9 per game and Timme in blocks averaging 0.9 per contest.
San Francisco Key Players to Watch
Khalil Shabazz paces the Dons scoring, rebounding and assists leaderboards, averaging 17.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and three assists per game.
Shabazz is dependable from deep and leads the Dons with 2.7 made threes per game.
San Francisco’s leader in steals is Shabazz (2.2 per game), and its leader in blocks is Saba Gigiberia (0.6 per game).
Gonzaga vs. San Francisco Prediction
- Pick ATS:
San Francisco (+14.5)
- Pick OU:
Gonzaga 84, San Francisco 72
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