Gonzaga vs. San Diego NCAAB Odds and Preview – February 3rd, 2022

By Rex

Two WCC frontrunners lock horns at the Jenny Craig Pavilion on Thursday night. The Toreros play host to the Bulldogs after a postponed clash in December. WCC Division leader, Gonzaga, will try to stretch their winning streak to 11 games. Meanwhile, San Diego tries to find more stability and record their third three-game winning streak of the season. They return home from a four-point victory against Loyola.

Find a full preview of the game down below. NitroBetting presents essential game information, including event details, team and player statistics, NCAAB betting odds, trends, and predictions.

Gonzaga vs. San Diego Game Information

  • When: Thursday, February 3, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
  • Where: Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, CA
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Radio: 103.5 The Game (Gonzaga) / KFNX 1100 AM (San Diego)
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: Gonzaga (-21.5) / San Diego (+21.5)

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Why Bet on the Gonzaga Bulldogs?

Gonzaga is in fine form as they try to stretch an already impressive winning streak at the expense of San Diego. The team won all of its last 10 games by double digits. This alone tells us the caliber of the squad and why they are the highest-ranking team in the league right now. After losing to Baylor last season, the Bulldogs have played like a team on a mission.

The Bulldogs are relentless from the offensive end. They lead the league in points at 90.8 per game. It’s a result of their incredible 53.5% shooting (first) and a 60.6% effective field goal percentage (first). Gonzaga’s shooting from the shorter range is superior, hitting 63% of their two-point attempts. Additionally, their outside shooting is also impressive at 37.8% (19th).

On defense, Gonzaga allows 65.9 opponent points (72nd) per game. They have exceptional shooting defense as well. The team limits competitors to 37.8% shooting (ninth) and 43.0% from the field (sixth). Rebounding is also the Bulldogs’ forte as they average 42.2 boards (third) per game.

Kayden Perry is out indefinitely after the forward picked up a back injury last weekend. The core team remains unscathed and ready to go on Thursday.

Why Bet on the San Diego Toreros?

San Diego needs to work twice as hard to keep up with Gonzaga. They won six of their last 10 games and are back home after a road win against Loyola, 69 to 65. Their results are far behind their opponents this time, but the team did well in recent weeks and picked up some momentum leading up to this game.

The Toreros average 65.6 points (281st) per game on 43.3% shooting (188th). The team hits 47.2% of their two-point attempts (269th) and 33.0% of shots from downtown (201st). They might be underwhelming compared to what Gonzaga produces. Nonetheless, the majority of San Diego’s work comes from the defensive aspect.

The team allows 65.6 opponent points (60th) per game. They limit teams to a 46.4% field goal percentage (45th). The team also has an impressive shooting defense, holding teams to 46.8% from the two-points range (67th) and 30.2% from deep (41st).

What relieves some of the pressure off of San Diego is a healthy lineup. Their core players are ready to step inside the Jenny Craig Pavilion to take on Gonzaga.

Gonzaga vs. San Diego Betting Trends

  • Gonzaga is 5-0 in the last five road games (3-2 ATS).
  • Gonzaga is 10-0 in the last ten games (6-4 ATS).
  • The totals went under in four of Gonzaga’s last five road games against San Diego.
  • San Diego is 5-0 in the last five games at the Jenny Craig Pavilion (2-3 ATS).
  • San Diego is 6-4 in the last ten games (8-2 ATS).
  • The totals went over in four of San Diego’s last seven games against Gonzaga.

Gonzaga vs. San Diego Expert Betting Prediction

Gonzaga is a dominant force in the league. The side is eager to make their way back to the top for another shot at the title. They are the overwhelming favorites in this matchup, but we expect San Diego to show some fight. The hosts have good chances of covering the spread. At the same time, they might even produce results that can surprise us. Winning is not off the table for this team. San Diego has the tools it needs to keep things interesting.

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