Portland State Vikings vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Prediction, 11/24/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Portland State Vikings vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022
Location: Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR
Veterans Memorial Coliseum is where the Gonzaga Bulldogs (3-1) will go up against the Portland State Vikings (2-2) on Thursday.
The Portland State Vikings faced Oregon State and took home the win by a score of 79-66 in their last contest. Portland State walked away from the contest having earned a 46.4% FG percentage (26 out of 56) and converted 8 of their 23 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Vikings knocked down 19 of 21 tries for a percentage of 90.5%. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 26 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 15 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and having 7 steals. When discussing defense, Portland State allowed their opponent to shoot 43.5% from the floor on 20 out of 46 shooting. Oregon State earned 8 dimes and had 4 steals for this contest. On top of that, Oregon State grabbed 30 boards (7 offensive, 23 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Oregon State went 77.4% from the free throw line by converting 24 of their 31 attempts. They buried 2 of their 13 attempts from beyond the arc. In regard to fouls, the Vikings finished with 24 while Oregon State accounted for 17 fouls.
Jorell Saterfield is someone who came through in this contest. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes and grabbed 5 boards. He finished shooting 47.1% from the field and also totaled 1 assist.
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Portland State will play this game with a win-loss record of 2-2 for the season. They are averaging 88.5 pts per game (13th in the country) while going 44.4% from the floor. The Vikings are shooting 32.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (40 of 125) and 78.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Portland State is pulling in 39.5 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 64 assists for the campaign, which is 201st in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 12.0 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 27.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Vikings are able to force 18.5 turnovers every game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 37th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 39 surrendered on the season. The Vikings are giving up a FG percentage of 37.4% (79 of 211) and they concede 36.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 29.8% on 3-pointers while they are 251st in college basketball in points per game allowed (71.8).
In their last game, the Gonzaga Bulldogs got the victory with a final of 88-72 when they played Kentucky. In regard to how they attacked the glass, Gonzaga permitted Kentucky to snag 28 in total (11 offensive). They went 24.0% from three-point range by connecting on 6 out of 25 and finished the contest at 12 of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). The Bulldogs permitted Kentucky to convert 27 out of their 69 tries from the field which had them shooting 39.1% for this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Bulldogs walked away from this one shooting 31 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 56.4%. When discussing 3-pointers, Gonzaga knocked down 7 of their 19 tries (36.8%). They were able to bury 19 of them for a rate of 90.5%. Kentucky earned 22 fouls for this contest which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They turned the ball over 17 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Bulldogs snagged 31 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 38 for the matchup.
Julian Strawther pitched in for the Bulldogs in the game. He made 5 out of 10 in the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 14 rebounds. He earned 20 points in his 40 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to get an assist.
Gonzaga has a win-loss record of 3-1 so far this season. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 18.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 76.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.0 times per game (271st in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 17.5 times per contest. Gonzaga has accounted for 330 points so far this season (82.5 per contest) and they collect 38.8 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Bulldogs are hitting on 53.5% from the field, which is 6th in the country.
The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 268th in D-1 in PPG given up with 72.8. They are forcing 14.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the field (177th in D-1). The Gonzaga defense allows 28.8% on three-point shots (30 of 104) and their opposition knocks down 67.1% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 13.0 assists and 30.3 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 227th and 37th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland State
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