Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to Chiles Center to play the Portland Pilots on Thursday, February 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 157.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 19-5 and a road record of 6-1. They are 8-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-12. The Pilots have an overall record of 11-15 and a home record of 7-5. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 11-12 against the spread.
Kyle Wiltjer comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Domantas Sabonis averages 17.4 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 11.5 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Alec Wintering averages 19 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pilots. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Bryce Pressley averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Gonzaga averages 79.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 37th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 57th in the country. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 86th with 11.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 39th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the country. They force 9.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 340th in the Division 1.
Portland averages 77.7 points per game this year which ranks them 61st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 204th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 50th in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 201st and 138th respectively. In the turnover department the Pilots rank 128th with 12.3 per game. The Pilots allow 78.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 303rd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 219th and 304th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.9 rebounds a game which ranks 300th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 180th place in the nation. The Pilots force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 76th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 77.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 23.3 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 115.4 and they assist on 48.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Gonzaga turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.5%. The Bulldogs give up 69.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Pilots score 80.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 83 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.3 points per game. The Pilots have a rating on offense of 106.7 and 51% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Portland turns it over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.9%. The Pilots give up 74.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 8-13 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 10-12 against the over/under
Portland Pilots Betting Trends
The Portland Pilots are 11-12 against the spread
The Portland Pilots are 12-10 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
12/07/15 C Przemek Karnowski Back out for season
Portland Pilots Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Gonzaga
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