Gonzaga Bulldogs vs San Diego Toreros Prediction, 1/28/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Gonzaga Bulldogs vs San Diego Toreros
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Gonzaga (-26)
The Gonzaga Bulldogs (15-0) are headed to Jenny Craig Pavilion on Thursday where they'll meet the San Diego Toreros (2-6). Gonzaga opens this game as 26-point favorites. The over/under is set at 157.
Gonzaga steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 15-0 this season. They are averaging 94.4 points per contest (1st in the country) while going 54.9% from the floor. The Bulldogs are hitting 35.3% on shots from 3-point land (107 of 303) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Gonzaga is snagging 39.9 boards per contest and has 298 dimes on the campaign, which is 5th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 11.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.1 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Bulldogs are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.3 fouls. They are surrendering 33.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 191st in college basketball in points per game allowed (70.6). The Bulldogs defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.0% (378 of 923) and they relinquish 30.9 boards per game as a unit. They are 195th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 174 surrendered on the campaign.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs faced the Pacific Tigers and earned the victory with a final of 95-49 in their last contest. Gonzaga finished the game having earned a 49.2% field goal percentage (31 of 63) and made 12 out of their 26 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Bulldogs converted 21 of 27 shots for a percentage of 77.8%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they earned 48 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 19 assists in this game while having 6 steals and 4 rejections. When talking about defense, Gonzaga allowed the other team to shoot 49.2% from the floor on 31 out of 63 shooting. Pacific dished out 3 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. In addition, the Tigers pulled down 34 boards (14 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Pacific shot 52.9% when shooting free throws by burying 9 of their 17 attempts. They made 2 out of their 16 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Drew Timme is someone who played a role in this contest. He ended up finishing with 22 points on 8 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 24 mins and collected 7 rebounds. Timme finished the game shooting 72.7% from the floor and earned 2 dimes. Someone else that played a role in the matchup for the Bulldogs was Corey Kispert. He grabbed 7 boards and also earned 2 dimes. He finished shooting 41.7% from the field in this matchup by shooting 5-of-12 (16 points). When the game finished, Kispert was on the court for 23 minutes.
San Diego has a mark of 2-6 this season. San Diego has scored 523 points on the campaign (65.4 per contest) and they pull in 33.8 rebounds per contest. The Toreros commit 17.8 fouls per game and they shoot 69.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Toreros are hitting on 40.7% from the field, which is 313th in the nation. They are earning an assist 13.0 times per contest (198th in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 12.8 times per game. The Toreros on defense are ranked 255th in the country in points allowed per contest with 73.6. They are able to force 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (243rd in college basketball). The San Diego defense gives up 40.4% on shots from distance (61 of 151) and their opponents are knocking down 73.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 13.8 assists and 39.4 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 229th and 320th in college basketball.
In their last game, the San Diego Toreros took home the win by a final score of 78-70 when they faced the Portland Pilots. The Toreros pulled down 21 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 26 for this game. They also blocked 4 shots while earning 9 steals in the game. The Pilots had 18 personal fouls in this game which got the Toreros to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They were able to make 11 of those for a percentage of 78.6%. With respect to shots from 3-point land, San Diego made 5 of their 13 attempts (38.5%). Overall, the Toreros finished the game shooting 31 for 55 from the field which had them sitting at 56.4%. The Toreros allowed the Pilots to make 24 out of their 51 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 47.1% in this contest. They went 36.4% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 22 and finished the game at 14 out of 19 from the charity stripe (73.7%). When talking about rebounds, San Diego allowed Portland to snag 23 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Josh Parrish ended up having an impact for the Toreros for the matchup. He knocked down 9 of 11 in this game for a rate of 81.8%, which had him sitting at 20 points. Parrish collected 8 boards in his 29 minutes and added 2 dimes for this contest. Another guy that was important for San Diego was Joey Calcaterra. He totaled 12 points in his 27 minutes played by going 3 out of 8 shooting in this game. Calcaterra ended the game having shot 37.5% from the field in addition to earning 2 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego (+26)
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