San Francisco Dons vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Prediction, 3/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Dons vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Location: Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Orleans Arena is where the Gonzaga Bulldogs (24-3) will play the San Francisco Dons (24-8) on Monday.
The San Francisco Dons took the court against BYU and earned the victory with a final of 75-63 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Dons ended up with 25 while BYU accounted for 24 fouls. They also buried 3 of 20 tries from beyond the arc. BYU ended up shooting 64.0% from the charity stripe by making 16 of 25 attempts. In addition, BYU pulled down 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't have a block. BYU totaled 9 dimes and had 4 steals in this matchup. When it comes to the defense, San Francisco allowed the other team to go 37.9% from the field on 22 out of 58 shooting. They also doled out 8 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 36 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Dons made 20 of their 30 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. San Francisco finished with a 42.9% FG percentage (24 of 56) and converted 7 of their 20 shots from distance.
Jamaree Bouyea is someone who was a contributor in this game. He finished 43.8% from the floor and also recorded 4 dimes. He played for 40 minutes played and also totaled 6 rebounds. He was able to score 18 points on 7 out of 16 shooting.
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San Francisco will take the court with a mark of 24-8 for the campaign. They are averaging 77.3 points per outing (42nd in D-1) while going 45.9% from the floor. The Dons are connecting on 35.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (307 of 865) and 69.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, San Francisco is collecting 38.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 424 assists for the year, which has them ranked 117th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per contest and as a team they are committing 17.9 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Dons are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 62nd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 327 relinquished this year. The Dons are allowing a field goal percentage of 41.9% (771 of 1,838) and they concede 32.7 boards per game as a squad. They are conceding 29.5% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 101st in Division 1 in opponents PPG (66.6).
The last time they took the court, the Gonzaga Bulldogs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 67-57 when they played St. Mary's. The Bulldogs pulled down 25 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 8 steals for the matchup. St. Mary's was called for 13 fouls in this game which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 9 shots. They were able to convert 8 of them for a rate of 88.9%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, Gonzaga made 5 out of 15 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs shot 22 for 60 from the floor which had them shooting 36.7%. The Bulldogs allowed St. Mary's to make 27 of 61 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.3% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 37.5% from three-point range by hitting 6 of 16 and ended up going 7 of 8 from the charity stripe (87.5%). When talking about rebounding, Gonzaga permitted St. Mary's to get 32 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
Rasir Bolton was important for the Bulldogs for this game. He earned 16 points in his 38 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He made 5 of 10 for the game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 3 rebounds.
Gonzaga has a mark of 24-3 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Bulldogs are connecting on 52.4% from the field, which ranks 2nd in college basketball. Gonzaga has earned 2,384 points on the campaign (88.3 per contest) and they grab 42.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 18.3 times per game (3rd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.8 times per game. The Bulldogs are committing 15.2 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 72.6% from the free throw line.
The Gonzaga defense allows 30.6% from downtown (178 of 581) and their opponents are knocking down 69.2% of their foul shots. They have conceded 10.1 dimes and 32.8 boards per game, which is ranked 17th and 86th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are ranked 51st in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 65.0. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 37.6% from the field (3rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Francisco
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