Gonzaga vs Arizona Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/14/2019
Game: Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: McKale Center in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona -2
The Gonzaga Bulldogs head to McKale Center to take on the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 2 point favorites.
Gonzaga heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-1. They currently have a point differential of 20.9 as they are averaging 85.9 points per contest while giving up 65.0 per game. Arizona has an overall mark of 10-1. They are averaging 85.5 points per contest and giving up 63.2, which is a point differential of 22.4.
Valuable Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 6-4-1 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 8-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 6-5-0 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 5-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
11/18/19 G Brock Ravet Personal is out indefinitely
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
12/06/19 F Stone Gettings Concussion is out indefinitely
11/22/19 G Devonaire Doutrive Dismissed is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Brandon Williams Knee is out for season
Filip Petrusev comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 26.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 71% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Corey Kispert averages 13.7 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Zeke Nnaji scores 15.9 points per contest while playing 27.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 71% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Nico Mannion averages 15.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.0 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga averages 85.9 points per contest, which is 4th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 20.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 32nd in the nation. They average 41.8 boards per contest and 17.1 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 319th with 11.5 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.0 points per contest, which is 113th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 148th and 267th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 44th, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 101st place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 230th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona is 7th in the nation with 85.5 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 22.4. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the NCAA. They are 159th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.9 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 17.6. The Wildcats are 285th in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Wildcats give up 63.2 points per game, which ranks them 63rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 167th in those defensive statistics. They rank 139th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 67th with 32.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 305th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.9 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 117.8, which is ranked 3rd. They are 115th in college basketball in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 26th. As a unit they are 32nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 263rd in D-1. Gonzaga is 340th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Arizona is 295th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 117.3, which is ranked 4th. They are 83rd in D-1 in pace with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 9th. As a unit they are 7th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 275th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Gonzaga/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Gonzaga +2
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