Baylor at Gonzaga NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/23/2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Baylor Bears travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tourney. Gonzaga cruised to an easy 87-49 win over Farleigh Dickinson while Baylor beat Syracuse 78-69. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 13.5 point favorites.
Baylor comes into this game with an overall record of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 67.2 per contest. Gonzaga has an overall record of 29-2. They are averaging 88.8 points per game and surrendering 64.6, good for a point differential of 24.2.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 17-14-2 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 14-16-1 against the over/under
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 22-12-0 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 15-16-0 against the over/under
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
02/18/19 G Jake Lindsey Hip is out for season
01/12/19 F Tristan Clark Knee is out for season
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mario Kegler averages 10.7 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Makai Mason comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Brandon Clarke averages 16.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Rui Hachimura averages 20.1 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bears allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 63rd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 83rd and 190th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd, and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 160th place in the NCAA. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in the nation. Baylor averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 194th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 178th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 172nd in D-1. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 49th and 124th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 150th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 64.6 points per contest, which ranks them 31st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 9.8 assists allowed per contest, and 56th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 233rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Gonzaga is 1st in the country with 88.8 points per game this year. They are 1st in the D-1 in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 24.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 67th in the nation. They are 27th in the country in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 18.1. The Bulldogs are 337th in turnovers per game with 10.4.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 107.6, which is ranked 85th. They are 299th in college basketball in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 151st. As a unit they are 182nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 110th in D-1. Baylor is 129th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Gonzaga is 343rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 1st in the country in offensive rating with 124.1. In terms of pace they are 78th in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 263rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Gonzaga -13.5
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