Saturday, March 19, 2016
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to Pepsi Center to play the Utah Utes on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 139.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 23-7 and a road record of 9-2. They are 15-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-15. The Utes have an overall record of 24-7 and a home record of 16-1. They have an over/under record of 15-14 and they are 17-15 against the spread.
Kyle Wiltjer comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Domantas Sabonis averages 17.5 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 11.7 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jakob Poeltl averages 17.6 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Utes. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Jordan Loveridge averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Gonzaga averages 79.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 32nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 45th in the country. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 132nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 70th with 11.5 per game. The Bulldogs allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 40th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the country. They force 10.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 337th in the Division 1.
Utah averages 76.6 points per game this year which ranks them 71st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 111th in the nation. They average 37 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 109th and 48th respectively. In the turnover department the Utes rank 134th with 12.3 per game. The Utes allow 69 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 90th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 71st and 286th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 45th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the nation. The Utes force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 327th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 78.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 115.8 and they assist on 49.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.3 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 36% of their shots. Gonzaga turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.3%. The Bulldogs give up 68.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Utes score 82.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.2 points per game. The Utes have a rating on offense of 113.1 and 57.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Utah turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.6%. The Utes give up 65.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 15-15 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 13-15 against the over/under
Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 17-15 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 15-14 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
12/07/15 C Przemek Karnowski Back out for season
Utah Utes Injuries
01/07/16 C Makol Mawien Redshirt out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Gonzaga
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