Gonzaga at Santa Clara College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to Leavey Center to play the Santa Clara Broncos on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 20.5 point favorites.
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Gonzaga comes into this game with an overall record of 16-4. They currently have a point differential of 19.3 as they are averaging 88.9 points per game while giving up 69.6 per contest. Santa Clara has an overall mark of 7-12. They are averaging 68.4 points per contest and giving up 73.2, which is a point differential of -4.8.
Valuable Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-8 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-8 against the over/under this year
Important Santa Clara Broncos Betting Trends
The Santa Clara Broncos are 4-13 against the spread this season
The Santa Clara Broncos are 10-6 against the over/under this year
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Santa Clara Broncos Injuries
01/19/18 G Matt Turner Illness missed last game, is "?" Saturday vs Gonzaga
01/19/18 G Shaquille Walters Illness missed last game, is "?" Saturday vs Gonzaga
Johnathan Williams averages 14.1 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 55%. Josh Perkins averages 13.6 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
KJ Feagin averages 17.3 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Henry Caruso averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga averages 88.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 19.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 107th in the country. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 271st with 12.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 59th and 298th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 31st and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 90th place in college basketball. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 136th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Santa Clara is 305th in the country with 68.4 points per game this year. They are 258th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -4.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 184th in college basketball. They are 347th in the nation in rebounding with 28.6 boards per game, and 153rd in assists per contest with 14.2. The Broncos are 304th in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Broncos surrender 73.2 points per contest, which ranks them 205th in the country. Their defense allows a 51% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 350th and 350th in those defensive statistics. They rank 341st with 17.5 assists allowed per contest and 128th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 204th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season.
The Bulldogs are 55th in the country in defensive rating with 95.5, and their offensive rating of 121.9 is ranked 4th. They are 140th in college basketball in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 9th. As a unit they are 11th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 89th in D-1. Gonzaga is 303rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 77th in the country.
Santa Clara is 219th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 58%, which is 344th in Division 1. The Broncos are 311th in the nation in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 240th. They are 318th in D-1 in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 202nd. As a unit they are 200th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 55th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Gonzaga/Santa Clara college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Santa Clara +20.5
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