Thursday, February 18, 2016
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The Pacific Tigers travel to McCarthey Athletic Center to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 19 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 137.5.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 7-17 and a road record of 2-8. They are 12-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-10. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 20-6 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 11-13 and they are 9-14 against the spread.
Alec Kobre comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 1.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Ray Bowles averages 11.1 points per game in 27 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Pacific. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kyle Wiltjer averages 21.1 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Domantas Sabonis averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Pacific averages 68.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 270th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 230th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 261st in the country. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game which ranks them 212th and 229th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 253rd with 13.5 per game. The Tigers allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 216th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 155th and 276th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 187th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 155th place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 291st in the Division 1.
Gonzaga averages 79.1 points per game this year which ranks them 38th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 38th in the nation. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 104th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 74th with 11.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 41st and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 9.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in college basketball.
The Tigers average 66.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 101 and they assist on 54.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Pacific turns the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.6%. The Tigers give up 74.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 81.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.7 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 18.9 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 115.4 and 50.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Gonzaga turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.5%. The Bulldogs give up 62.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Pacific Tigers Betting Trends
The Pacific Tigers are 12-10 against the spread
The Pacific Tigers are 12-10 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-14 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 11-13 against the over/under
Pacific Tigers Injuries
02/17/16 F David Taylor Leg missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. Gonzaga
02/17/16 G T.J. Wallace Neck missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. Gonzaga
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
12/07/15 C Przemek Karnowski Back out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Pacific
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