Monday, April 3, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to University of Phoenix Stadium to play the 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels on Monday, April 3, 2017 in the National Championship game. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 2 point favorites.
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The Bulldogs have an overall record of 37-1. They are 23-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-13. The Tar Heels have a record of 32-7. They have an over/under record of 11-19 and they are 18-17 against the spread.
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Valuable Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 23-10 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 14-13 against the over/under
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 18-17 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-19 against the over/under
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
02/15/17 G Kenny Williams Knee out for season
Nigel Williams-Goss comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 32.7 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 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Przemek Karnowski averages 12.3 points per game in 23.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Justin Jackson averages 18.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Tar Heels. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Joel Berry averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga averages 83.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 21.8 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 47th in the country. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 311th with 11.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 61.2 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 1st and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 81st and they give up 9.6 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 110th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 84.8 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 52nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 121st in the nation. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Tar Heels rank 275th with 12.0 per game. The Tar Heels allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 134th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 54th and 113th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 50th place in the nation. The Tar Heels force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 221st in college basketball.
The Bulldogs are 6th in the nation in offensive rating at 117.1. They assist on 51.7% of their shots, which ranks 190th in the country. In terms of pace they average 71 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 109th among D-1 teams. They are 7th in effective field goal percentage with 57%. As a team they are 8th in the country in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Gonzaga turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 54.9% places them 13th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.4%.
The Tar Heels are 9th in the nation in offensive rating at 116.4. They assist on 58.9% of their shots, which ranks 45th in the country. In terms of pace they average 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 51st among D-1 teams. They are 106th in effective field goal percentage with 52%. As a team they are 116th in the country in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. North Carolina turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 58.5% places them 1st in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 41.5%.
Who will win tonight's Gonzaga/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina -2
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