Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 6-0. They are 2-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3. The Wildcats have an overall record of 6-1 and a home record of 4-0. They have an over/under record of 3-4 and they are 3-4 against the spread.
Nigel Williams-Goss comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Josh Perkins averages 12.7 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 18.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Kobi Simmons averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Gonzaga averages 83.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 38th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 48th in the country. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 42nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 98th with 12.7 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 35th and 67th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 107th and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 208th in Division 1.
Arizona averages 75.4 points per game this year which ranks them 114th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 42nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 104th in the nation. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 171st and 183rd respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 36th with 11.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 34th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 96th and 183rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 93rd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 142nd in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 77.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 115.1 and they assist on 54.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Gonzaga turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.8%. The Bulldogs give up 68.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 82.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 112.1 and 49.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Arizona turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.5%. The Wildcats give up 62.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 2-2 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 1-3 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 3-4 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 3-4 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
12/01/16 G Parker Jackson-Cartwright Ankle injured last game, "?"
11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely
11/14/16 G Allonzo Trier Eligibility out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season
11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona +5.5
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