Gonzaga vs Pacific College Hoops Pick and Prediction

Gonzaga vs Pacific College Hoops Pick and Prediction

Written by on February 19, 2015

Back in 1985, the NCAA Tournament in men’s basketball expanded to include 64 teams. In the years that have followed, a #16 seed has never taken down a #1. While that doesn’t really have any bearing before we enter March Madness, it does give some insight into the monumental task that awaits the Pacific Tigers, last in the West Coast Conference, when they welcome in Gonzaga, who are currently first in the WCC and #3 in the nation and our NCAA Basketball betting pick of the day.

Gonzaga vs Pacific College Hoops Pick and Prediction

Venue: Spanos Center, Stockton, California Date: Thursday, February 19, 2005 Time: 11:00 PM ET TV: KHQ/ ROOT SPORTS Spread: Gonzaga -18.5

Why Bet on The Gongaza Bulldogs

There are games that you can look at as potential trip up meetings for teams, but this does not look like one that Gonzaga (26-1, 14-0) should really have any difficulty with. The Bulldogs have essentially tore their way through WCC, with only on real scare (a 78-76 win over Pepperdine) to talk about. It certainly helps when you have a team that can shoot the lights out in any building. The Bulldogs own the best field goal percentage in the nation, and are solid enough on the defensive side of the ball. Kentucky may be grabbing all the headlines with their quest to go unbeaten, but this Gonzaga team is one that looked primed and ready to take a run at the Final Four.

Why Bet on the Pacific Tigers

There are very few positives to be found when looking at the season that Pacific (10-16, 2-12) are having. They have only won 2 games in 2015, and are currently on a 7-game losing skid during which they have been seriously overmatched just about every time. The Tigers currently only have one player who is averaging in the double digits in scoring (T.J. Wallace with 13.7 PPG), while the 68 points per game that they are allowing has them ranked 221st in the nation. Like I said, there really isn’t anything that the Tigers can hang their hat on this season save for the fact that their fans only have to endure 4 more games before it comes to an end.

Gonzaga vs Pacific Key Betting Trends

• Gonzaga is 5-0 SU and 2-3 ATS in its last five games • Pacific is 0-5 SU/ATS in its last five games • Gonzaga is 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in its last four games against Pacific • The total has gone OVER in three of the last five Gonzaga games • The total has gone UNDER in three of the last five Pacific games

My Betting Prediction and Pick

The toughest call to make with this game is trying to determine just how big the winning margin will be for Gonzaga. These two met up back on January 24th, and it was the Bulldogs who rolled to a 91-60 victory that night. I expect more of the same this time around, and a pretty similar winning margin.
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