Gonzaga at Portland College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/25/2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs head to Chiles Center to take on the Portland Pilots on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 21.5 point favorites.
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Gonzaga comes into this game with an overall record of 17-4. They currently have a point differential of 19.0 as they are averaging 88.2 points per game while giving up 69.1 per contest. Portland has an overall mark of 8-13. They are averaging 70.7 points per contest and giving up 74.2, which is a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-9 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-9 against the over/under this year
Important Portland Pilots Betting Trends
The Portland Pilots are 8-8 against the spread this season
The Portland Pilots are 9-7 against the over/under this year
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Portland Pilots Injuries
No key injuries to report
Johnathan Williams averages 13.8 points per contest while playing 28 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 57%. Josh Perkins averages 13.4 points per contest in 32.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.5 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Josh McSwiggan scores 12.3 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Marcus Shaver averages 11.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga averages 88.2 points per contest this year, which is 4th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 19.0 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 95th in Division 1. They average 40.7 boards per contest and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 282nd with 12.1 per game. The Bulldogs allow 69.1 points per contest, which is 103rd in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 296th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 83rd place in college basketball. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 116th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 265th in the country with 70.7 points per contest this season. They are 182nd in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.6. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 61st in Division 1. They are 290th in the country in rebounding with 33.3 boards per contest and 255th in assists per game with 12.7. The Pilots are 277th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Pilots give up 74.2 points per game, which ranks them 233rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 120th and 146th in those defensive statistics. They rank 319th with 15.8 dimes allowed per game and 309th with 38.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Pilots are 21st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 56th in the country in defensive rating with 95.5, and their offensive rating of 121.8 is ranked 4th. They are 152nd in college basketball in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 9th. As a unit they are 12th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 102nd in D-1. Gonzaga is 311th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 73rd in the country.
Portland is 228th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 163rd in Division 1. The Pilots are 274th in the nation in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 260th. They are 211th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 140th. As a unit they are 183rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 138th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Gonzaga/Portland college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Gonzaga -21.5
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