San Francisco at Gonzaga Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/7/2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The San Francisco Dons travel to McCarthey Athletic Center to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 17 point favorites.
San Francisco heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-5. They currently have a point differential of 12.9 as they are averaging 76.7 points per contest while giving up 63.8 per game. Gonzaga has an overall record of 21-2. They are averaging 91.2 points per game and surrendering 66.3, good for a point differential of 24.9.
Valuable San Francisco Dons Betting Trends
The San Francisco Dons are 10-8-3 against the spread
The San Francisco Dons are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 16-7-0 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 11-12-0 against the over/under
Key San Francisco Dons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Frankie Ferrari averages 14.1 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Charles Minlend comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Brandon Clarke averages 16.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Rui Hachimura averages 20.4 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Dons allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 72nd and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 94th, and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the NCAA. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 60th in the nation. San Francisco averages 76.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 93rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 50th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 144th in D-1. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 61st and 144th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 343rd with 10.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 66.3 points per contest, which ranks them 51st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 35th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 10.1 assists allowed per contest, and 95th with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 239th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Gonzaga is 1st in the country with 91.2 points per game this year. They are 1st in the D-1 in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 24.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 56th in the nation. They are 25th in the country in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 18.7. The Bulldogs are 337th in turnovers per game with 10.6.
The Dons have an offensive rating of 113.7, which is ranked 20th. They are 290th in college basketball in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 63rd. As a unit they are 102nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 169th in D-1. San Francisco is 342nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions.
Gonzaga is 346th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 1st in the country in offensive rating with 125. In terms of pace they are 57th in Division 1 with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 2nd. As a team they are 1st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 219th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's San Francisco/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Gonzaga -17
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