Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs head to McKeon Pavilion to take on the St. Mary's Gaels on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 4 point favorites.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 25-0 and a road record of 8-0. They are 17-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-11. The Gaels have an overall record of 22-2 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 8-13 and they are 11-9 against the spread.
Nigel Williams-Goss comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Przemek Karnowski averages 12.1 points per game in 21.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
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Jock Landale averages 16.7 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year for the Gaels. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Calvin Hermanson averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Gonzaga averages 85.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 23.9 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 42nd in the country. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 11.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 61.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 79th and they give up 9.7 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in Division 1.
Saint Mary's averages 71.8 points per game this year which ranks them 202nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 25th in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per contest which ranks them 175th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Gaels rank 12th with 10.5 per game. The Gaels allow 55.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 48th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 25.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 9.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the nation. The Gaels force 9.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 350th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 83.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 88.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 18 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 25 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 120.2 and they assist on 54.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.2 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 34% of their shots. Gonzaga turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.4%. The Bulldogs give up 65.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Gaels score 74.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 19.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.6 points per game. The Gaels have a rating on offense of 119.2 and 64.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 60.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 58%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. St. Mary's turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.2%. The Gaels give up 56.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 46 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 17-4 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 11-11 against the over/under
St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 11-9 against the spread
The St. Mary's Gaels are 8-13 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Gonzaga -4
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