Washington Huskies vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Prediction, 12/12/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Huskies vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA
The Washington Huskies (4-4) are en route to McCarthey Athletic Center on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Gonzaga Bulldogs (8-2).
The Washington Huskies stepped onto the hardwood against Winthrop and ended up losing by a score of 82-74 in their last contest. Washington ended having earned a 41.7% field goal percentage (25 of 60) and knocked down 11 of 28 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Huskies made 13 of their 14 shots for a percentage of 92.9%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 25 with 2 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 14 assists in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Concerning defense, Washington allowed 47.7% from the floor on 31 of 65 shooting. Winthrop doled out 15 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. On top of that, Winthrop snagged 39 rebounds (10 offensive, 29 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Winthrop went 60.9% when shooting free throws by burying 14 of their 23 attempts. They also knocked down 6 of 18 shots from downtown. Concerning personal fouls, the Huskies finished with 20 and Winthrop racked up 16 personal fouls.
Daejon Davis is one player who was a major factor for the contest. He finished shooting 58.3% from the floor and also totaled 4 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes played and also collected 1 rebound. He accounted for 21 points on 7 out of 12 shooting.
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Washington heads into this one with a win-loss record of 4-4 this year. They are giving up possession 11.4 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.7 fouls per game. As a team, Washington is collecting 30.8 boards per contest and has earned 79 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 344th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Huskies are connecting on 31.6% on shots from distance (55 of 174) and 67.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 64.6 points per contest (307th in the country) while hitting 39.3% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Huskies are forcing 15.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They rank 17th in college basketball in giving up assists with 77 relinquished this season. The Huskies defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.7% (200 of 468) and they concede 36.9 rebounds per game as a team. They are conceding 32.7% on 3-point attempts while they are 118th in the nation in PPG allowed (65.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Gonzaga Bulldogs got the victory with a final of 80-55 when they played Merrimack. The Bulldogs collected 37 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards for a total of 53 for the game. They coughed up the ball 17 times, while earning 6 steals for this game. Merrimack was called for 16 fouls for this contest which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 75.0%. In reference to shots from downtown, Gonzaga converted 5 out of their 22 attempts (22.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs went 30 for 59 from the field which had them shooting 50.8%. The Bulldogs allowed Merrimack to make 20 out of 63 attempts from the floor which had them at 31.7% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 24.0% from beyond the perimeter via 6 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 11 at the charity stripe (81.8%). Concerning rebounding, Gonzaga allowed Merrimack to collect 18 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Drew Timme ended up being a major contributor for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He made 8 out of 8 in this contest giving him a rate of 100.0%, and added 7 rebounds. He had 22 points in his 27 mins of playing time, but didn't get an assist.
Gonzaga has a win-loss record of 8-2 on the campaign. The Bulldogs are committing 16.0 fouls every game and they shoot 68.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 18.2 times per game (12th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per game. Gonzaga has accounted for 856 points this season (85.6 per contest) and they collect 42.8 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Bulldogs are shooting 53.0% from the floor, which ranks 2nd in D-1.
The Gonzaga defense gives up 30.1% on shots from 3-point land (65 of 216) and their opponents are knocking down 66.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 10.3 assists and 28.9 boards per game, ranking them 57th and 16th in those categories. The Bulldogs are ranked 102nd in Division 1 in points given up per game with 64.6. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 38.4% from the floor (41st in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Gonzaga
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