Saturday, December 31, 2016
Alex G. Spanos Center
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to Alex G. Spanos Center to play the Pacific Tigers on Saturday, December 31, 2016.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 12-0 and a road record of 1-0. They are 7-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5. The Tigers have an overall record of 6-7 and a home record of 6-1. They have an over/under record of 2-8 and they are 3-7 against the spread.
Nigel Williams-Goss comes into this contest averaging 14 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Przemek Karnowski averages 11.9 points per game in 21.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Ray Bowles averages 14.1 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. T.J. Wallace averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Gonzaga averages 84.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 20.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 38th in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 38th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 76th with 12.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the nation. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 238th and they give up 9.6 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 219th in Division 1.
Pacific averages 69.1 points per game this year which ranks them 243rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team which has them sitting in the 320th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 227th in the nation. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 12 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 266th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 91st with 12.6 per game. The Tigers allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 160th and 150th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 180th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 213th place in the nation. The Tigers force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 77.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 83 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 21.7 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 116.8 and they assist on 54.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Gonzaga turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.4%. The Bulldogs give up 68.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 71 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.3 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 101.2 and 53% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Pacific turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.1%. The Tigers give up 60.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 7-2 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 4-5 against the over/under
Pacific Tigers Betting Trends
The Pacific Tigers are 3-7 against the spread
The Pacific Tigers are 2-8 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pacific Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Pacific
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