Gonzaga Bulldogs vs San Francisco Dons Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Gonzaga Bulldogs vs San Francisco Dons
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: War Memorial at the Sobrato Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Gonzaga (-17.5)
The San Francisco Dons (10-9) play the Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-0) at War Memorial at the Sobrato Center on Saturday. San Francisco opens this contest as 17.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 156.5.
Gonzaga enters this one with a mark of 19-0 for the season. They cough up possession 12.0 times per contest and as a group they commit 17.1 fouls every game. As a team, Gonzaga is snagging 38.8 boards per game and has earned 366 assists so far this year, which is 3rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bulldogs are connecting on 34.8% from downtown (134 of 385) and 72.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 92.7 pts per contest (1st in the nation) while connecting on 54.8% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Bulldogs are forcing 15.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.5 personal fouls. The Bulldogs are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.4% (481 of 1,162) and they surrender 30.7 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 213th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 228 surrendered on the year. They are giving up 34.3% on 3-point attempts while they are 166th in college basketball in points per game allowed (69.7).
The Gonzaga Bulldogs took the court against the BYU Cougars and went home with a win by a final score of 82-71 in their last game. Gonzaga ended the contest having earned a 50.8% FG percentage (32 of 63) and made 6 of 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulldogs made 12 of 21 shots for a percentage of 57.1%. In terms of pulling down boards, they collected a total of 31 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 14 assists for this game as well as earning 10 steals and 2 rejections. Regarding the defense, Gonzaga let their opponent shoot 50.8% from the field on 32 out of 63 shooting. BYU earned 14 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Cougars pulled down 29 rebounds (6 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. BYU finished the contest at 70.0% at the charity stripe by making 7 of their 10 tries. They made 8 out of their 21 shots from beyond the arc.
Jalen Suggs is one guy who played a role for the contest. He notched 24 points on 10 out of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins and also collected 5 rebounds. Suggs walked away from this one shooting 55.6% from the floor and also earned 3 assists. Someone else that came through in the matchup for the Bulldogs was Drew Timme. He pulled down 13 rebounds and collected 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor in this matchup by going 8-of-12 (20 points). At the conclusion of this game, Timme played 34 min.
San Francisco has a mark of 10-9 for the campaign. The Dons commit 19.9 fouls per game and they hit 71.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 12.6 times per game (226th in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 12.5 times per game. San Francisco has scored 1,387 pts on the season (73.0 per game) and they average 35.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Dons are shooting 43.4% from the field, which ranks them 220th in the country. The Dons on the defensive end are ranked 113th in college basketball in points given up per game with 67.8. They have forced 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.1% from the field (177th in Division 1). The San Francisco defense allows 29.7% from downtown (85 of 286) and their opposition makes 74.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 10.2 assists and 35.2 total rebounds per game, which is 24th and 186th in those categories on the defensive end.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the San Francisco Dons took a loss by a final score of 76-68 when they played the Pepperdine Waves. The Dons corralled 22 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 29 for the matchup. They also stuffed 3 attempts while recording 8 steals in this game. The Waves earned 13 fouls for this game which got the Dons to the free throw line for a total of 10 tries. They were able to make 10 of them for a rate of 100.0%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, San Francisco converted 8 of their 29 attempts (27.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Dons shot 25 for 63 from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.7%. The Dons allowed the Waves to bury 31 of their 59 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 52.5% in this matchup. They finished 50.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 7 out of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 10 at the free throw line (70.0%). When it comes to attacking the glass, San Francisco permitted Pepperdine to collect 33 overall (5 offensive).
Khalil Shabazz was important for the Dons in the matchup. He made 8 out of 19 for this game for a field goal percentage of 42.1%, which had him finishing with 20 points. Shabazz pulled down 3 boards in his 37 mins and earned 2 assists in this contest. An additional guy that was important for San Francisco was Josh Kunen. He accumulated 9 points in his 30 minutes played by way of 3 out of 5 shooting for the contest. Kunen ended the game having shot 60.0% from the floor and also contributing 3 assists and 8 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Gonzaga (-17.5)
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