San Diego Toreros vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Prediction, 2/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Toreros vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (+32)
The Gonzaga Bulldogs (21-0) play the San Diego Toreros (3-7) at McCarthey Athletic Center on Saturday. The odds on this contest have Gonzaga as 32-point favorites. The O/U opens at 155.
San Diego will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 3-7 on the season. The Toreros are hitting 33.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (63 of 191) and 66.9% from the free throw line. They average 65.6 points per game (301st in D-1) while going 40.9% from the field. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.6 personal fouls every game. As a team, San Diego is snagging 34.1 rebounds per contest and has 132 dimes for the year, which is 329th in D-1 in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Toreros have forced 13.6 turnovers every game while drawing 16.4 personal fouls. The Toreros defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.2% (264 of 584) and they surrender 39.7 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 22nd in the nation in allowing assists with 144 surrendered on the year. They relinquish 39.5% on 3-point attempts while they are 268th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (73.9).
The San Diego Toreros took the court against the Santa Clara Broncos and walked away with a win by a score of 71-60 in their last game. San Diego finished having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (24 of 60) and buried 5 of their 18 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Toreros converted 18 of their 30 tries for a rate of 60.0%. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned a total of 41 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 15 assists in this matchup in addition to having 6 steals and 4 rejections. When discussing the defense, San Diego allowed the other team to shoot 40.0% from the field on 24 out of 60 shooting. Santa Clara recorded 11 assists and had 3 steals for the game. Additionally, the Broncos collected 43 rebounds (9 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Santa Clara went 56.0% at the charity stripe by making 14 of 25 tries. They also converted 4 of 15 attempts from beyond the arc.
Joey Calcaterra is a guy who was a major factor for this contest. He ended up with 23 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He played 31 minutes and also snagged 2 boards. Calcaterra ended up shooting 56.3% from the field and dished out 3 assists. Someone else that was a contributor in the game for the Toreros was Ben Pyle. He collected 5 rebounds and also totaled 3 dimes. He shot 50.0% from the field for the matchup via 6-of-12 (15 points). When the final whistle was blown, Pyle played for 32 minutes.
Gonzaga has a mark of 21-0 for the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulldogs are shooting 55.4% from the floor, which is ranked 10th in the country. Gonzaga has accounted for 1,948 points for the campaign (92.8 per contest) and they pull in 38.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 19.1 times per contest (3rd in the nation) and they are giving up possession 12.1 times per game. The Bulldogs have committed 16.9 personal fouls every game and they hit 73.0% from the charity stripe. The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 147th in D-1 in points given up per game with 69.1. The Gonzaga defense surrenders 33.1% on shots from distance (148 of 447) and their opposition makes 72.0% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 11.5 dimes and 30.3 rebounds per contest, which is 75th and 20th in college basketball. They are forcing 15.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.3% from the floor (85th in college basketball).
When they last played, the Gonzaga Bulldogs went home victorious with a score of 87-65 when they faced the St. Mary's Gaels. The Bulldogs snagged 19 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 22 for this contest. They rejected 4 attempts while recording 6 steals for the game. The Gaels had 20 fouls in the matchup which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 17 tries. They were able to bury 13 of those for a clip of 76.5%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Gonzaga converted 8 of their 14 tries (57.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bulldogs finished 33 out of 54 from the field which gave them a percentage of 61.1%. The Bulldogs permitted the Gaels to knock down 25 of their 55 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.5% in this contest. They finished shooting 30.0% from 3-point land by going 6 of 20 and ended up going 9 out of 10 from the free throw line (90.0%). In reference to rebounding, Gonzaga allowed St. Mary's to pull down 26 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Corey Kispert was important for the Bulldogs for the contest. He knocked down 8 out of 13 for the matchup giving him a rate of 61.5%, which got him 20 points. Kispert pulled down 3 rebounds in his 28 mins played and had 2 dimes for this contest. An additional guy who came through for Gonzaga was Drew Timme. He ended up with 12 points in his 19 minutes on the court by way of 5 of 7 shooting in the game. Timme finished going 71.4% from the floor while contributing 2 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego (+32)
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