Alabama Crimson Tide vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
The Alabama Crimson Tide (6-1) are headed to Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday where they will play the Gonzaga Bulldogs (7-1).
The Alabama Crimson Tide faced off with Miami and took home the win by a score of 96-64 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Crimson Tide walked away with 17 while Miami accumulated 16 personal fouls. They also converted 4 of their 17 shots from three-point range. Miami walked away from this one shooting 70.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 20 shots. Moreover, Miami grabbed 23 rebounds (4 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Miami recorded 6 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. In reference to defense, Alabama let their opponent shoot 46.0% from the floor on 23 out of 50 shooting. They also recorded 22 assists in this contest while forcing 13 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 42 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Crimson Tide converted 6 of their 11 attempts for a rate of 54.5%. Alabama wrapped up the game with a 53.6% FG percentage (37 out of 69) and knocked down 16 of their 30 three-point attempts.
JD Davison is one guy who came through in this contest. He finished the contest at 75.0% from the floor and also totaled 10 assists. He saw the court for 29 mins and also grabbed 6 boards. He ended up finishing with 13 points on 6 of 8 shooting.
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Alabama enters this one with a win-loss mark of 6-1 so far this year. They turn it over 14.1 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 17.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Alabama is snagging 44.0 boards per game and has racked up 106 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 127th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Crimson Tide are connecting on 34.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (69 of 202) and 64.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 85.7 pts per contest (12th in Division 1) while connecting on 48.5% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Crimson Tide have forced 13.3 turnovers per game and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 45th in college hoops in giving up assists with 66 surrendered this season. The Crimson Tide defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 41.2% (180 of 437) and they surrender 33.9 boards per game as a group. They relinquish 25.3% from beyond the arc and they are 202nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (69.4).
When they last played, the Gonzaga Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 64-55 when they played Tarleton State. The Bulldogs were able to pull down 30 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for this game. They also turned it over 16 times, while recording 4 steals in the matchup. Tarleton State earned 22 personal fouls in this game which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 58.3%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Gonzaga made 4 of their 19 tries (21.1%). When the game finished, the Bulldogs went 23 out of 49 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.9%. The Bulldogs allowed Tarleton State to make 21 out of 56 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 37.5% for this contest. They finished shooting 29.4% from downtown by connecting on 5 out of 17 and ended up shooting 8 out of 14 from the charity stripe (57.1%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Gonzaga allowed Tarleton State to collect 27 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Chet Holmgren ended up being a major contributor for the Bulldogs in the matchup. He converted 6 of 7 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 85.7%, and earned 9 rebounds. He recorded 15 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and added 2 dimes in the matchup.
Gonzaga has a mark of 7-1 on the campaign. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 16.9 fouls per contest and they shoot 71.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 18.1 times per game (15th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per game. Gonzaga has tallied 694 pts on the campaign (86.8 per game) and they collect 41.1 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulldogs are hitting on 54.4% from the field, which ranks them 2nd in the country.
The Bulldogs are ranked 68th in the country in PPG allowed with 62.5. They have forced 12.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.6% from the floor (52nd in college basketball). The Gonzaga defense gives up 29.3% on 3-point attempts (46 of 157) and their opposition makes 63.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 10.0 assists and 28.3 boards every game, which has them ranked 59th and 9th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Alabama
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