Gonzaga at Portland NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs head to Chiles Center to take on the Portland Pilots on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 26 point favorites.
Gonzaga heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-2. They currently have a point differential of 23.4 as they are averaging 91.2 points per contest while giving up 67.8 per game. Portland has an overall mark of 7-12. They are averaging 68.7 points per contest and giving up 74.2, which is a point differential of -5.5.
Valuable Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 14-5-0 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Portland Pilots Betting Trends
The Portland Pilots are 5-12-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Pilots are 7-9-1 against the over/under this year
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Portland Pilots Injuries
No key injuries to report
Rui Hachimura comes into this game averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Brandon Clarke averages 16.8 points per contest in 27.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 69% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Marcus Shaver scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. JoJo Walker averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga averages 91.2 points per contest, which is 2nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 23.4 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 82nd in the nation. They average 39.7 boards per contest and 18.3 assists per game, which ranks them 34th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 318th with 11.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 67.8 points per contest, which is 94th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 43rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 162nd, and they allow 10.1 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 230th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 292nd in the nation with 68.7 points per contest this season. They are 257th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -5.5. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 213th in the NCAA. They are 304th in D-1 in rebounding with 33.3 boards per contest and 281st in assists per game with 12.2. The Pilots are 190th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Pilots give up 74.2 points per game, which ranks them 247th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 152nd and 290th in those defensive statistics. They rank 291st with 14.9 dimes allowed per game and 314th with 38.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Pilots are 63rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 123.3, which is ranked 1st. They are 50th in college basketball in pace with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 3rd. As a unit they are 1st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 207th in D-1. Gonzaga is 337th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Portland is 129th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Pilots have an offensive rating of 97.3, which is ranked 295th. They are 159th in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 255th. As a unit they are 249th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 168th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Gonzaga/Portland college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Gonzaga -26
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