Thursday, February 9, 2017
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs head to Gersten Pavilion to take on the Loyola Marymount Lions on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 17 point favorites.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 24-0 and a road record of 7-0. They are 16-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-11. The Lions have an overall record of 11-12 and a home record of 7-6. They have an over/under record of 9-10 and they are 10-10 against the spread.
Nigel Williams-Goss comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 31.7 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 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Przemek Karnowski averages 12.3 points per game in 21.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
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Brandon Brown averages 13.7 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lions. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Buay Tuach averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Gonzaga averages 85.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 23.7 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 47th in the country. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 11 per game. The Bulldogs allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 85th and they give up 9.7 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in Division 1.
Loyola Marymount averages 70.8 points per game this year which ranks them 223rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 119th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 196th in the nation. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 240th and 71st respectively. In the turnover department the Lions rank 116th with 12.7 per game. The Lions allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 152nd in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 270th and 254th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 126th and they give up 15 assists per contest which puts them in 288th place in the nation. The Lions force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 89th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 83.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 90.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 16.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 30.7 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 120.2 and they assist on 55% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Gonzaga turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.4%. The Bulldogs give up 66.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Lions score 72.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.5 points per game. The Lions have a rating on offense of 103.8 and 57.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69 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 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Loyola Marymount turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.6%. The Lions give up 70.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 16-4 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 10-11 against the over/under
Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Trends
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 10-10 against the spread
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 9-10 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
02/08/17 G Nigel Williams-Goss Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Loyola Marymount
Loyola Marymount Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Gonzaga -17
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