Portland at Gonzaga College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/11/2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The Portland Pilots head to McCarthey Athletic Center to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 29 point favorites.
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Portland heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-11. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 73.3 points per contest while giving up 75.1 per game. Gonzaga has an overall mark of 14-3. They are averaging 89.9 points per contest and giving up 70.4, which is a point differential of 19.5.
Valuable Portland Pilots Betting Trends
The Portland Pilots are 6-6 against the spread this season
The Portland Pilots are 8-4 against the over/under this year
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 8-6 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 8-6 against the over/under this year
Key Portland Pilots Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh McSwiggan averages 13.4 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Franklin Porter averages 11.2 points per contest in 28.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Johnathan Williams scores 14.5 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. Josh Perkins averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 73.3 points per contest this year, which is 211th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 146th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 37th in Division 1. They average 33.7 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 278th and 205th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 291st with 11.9 per game. The Pilots allow 75.1 points per contest, which is 239th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 111th and 213th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 303rd, and they allow 15.5 assists per game which puts them in 299th place in college basketball. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga is 5th in the country with 89.9 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 19.5. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 89th in Division 1. They are 18th in the country in rebounding with 40.9 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 18.0. The Bulldogs are 205th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Bulldogs give up 70.4 points per game, which ranks them 130th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 64th and 262nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 117th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 35th with 31.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 195th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Pilots are 219th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.9, and their defensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 269th. In terms of pace they are 182nd in the country with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 112th. As a team they are 154th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 133rd in Division 1. Portland is 259th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 171st in the nation.
Gonzaga is 266th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 80th in the nation. The Bulldogs are 5th in the country in offensive rating with 121.7, and their defensive rating of 95.2 is ranked 62nd. In terms of pace they are 123rd in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 9th. As a team they are 11th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 87th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Portland/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +29
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