San Francisco gets another shot at Gonzaga in the West Coast Tournament. The clash happens on neutral grounds at the Orleans Arena. The Dons closed their regular season run with back-to-back wins and a fourth-place finish in the WCC division. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs topped the WCC division and are eager to bounce back from a defeat in the hands of Saint Mary’s. Nonetheless, the team’s 24-3 overall record means they enter the contest as favorites.
Nitrobetting tackles every little detail of this San Francisco vs. Gonzaga game. We share event information, team and player stats, and the latest NCAAB betting odds. On top of all that, you can find timely betting trends and expert predictions.
San Francisco vs. Gonzaga Game Information
ⓋⒺⒼⒶⓈ 📍 pic.twitter.com/L1ln2VFtgP— Gonzaga Basketball (@ZagMBB) March 7, 2022
- When: Monday, March 7, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: KNBR 1050 (San Francisco) / Fox Sports Radio 103.5 (Gonzaga)
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAAB Betting Odds: San Francisco (TBA) / Gonzaga (TBA)
Why Bet on San Francisco Dons?
San Francisco records good numbers on offense and defense. The Dons proved themselves in a tough WCC division. As a team, they averaged 76.2 points (43rd) per game on 45.6% shooting (76th). They are accurate from the two-point range and hit 54.2% of their short and mid-range shots (37th). Although they fall behind in three-point shooting versus the Bulldogs, the visitors still document 34.8% from downtown. Additionally, the team’s 9.4 offensive boards (92nd) per game provides another avenue to narrow down the scoreline with second-chance points.
Defensively, the Dons do well to hold teams to 66.2 points (76th) per game. This can put pressure against a determined Bulldogs offense. We see solid three-point defense from the side as they limit teams to 29.0% from deep (11th). San Francisco also averages 25.5 defensive boards (42nd) per game, which plays a crucial role against one of the top rebounding teams in college basketball right now.
Yauhen Massalski is the only player on the Dons’ injury report. The forward picked up a knee injury in his recent outing. This leaves him on the questionable list for Monday’s game.
Why Bet on the Gonzaga Bulldogs?
The Bulldogs are relentless this year after finishing the regular season 24-3 overall and on top of the WCC division. They will try to bounce back from a surprising 20-point defeat against Saint Mary’s.
Previewing the offense, there’s no denying that the Bulldogs have the ace card on this end. They lead the league in points and shooting at 88.3 and 52.4%, respectively, per game. Gonzaga’s 59.2% effective field goal percentage (second) reflects the team’s tremendous shooting abilities. The hosts average a 60.6% two-point (second) and 37.8% three-point (20th) percentage. Ball movement plays a significant role in coach Mark Few’s systems as his players average 18.3 assists in 27 games played.
Defensively, Gonzaga is ahead of their opponents on paper. Although the team allows more points at 65.0 per game, they have the shooting defense edge. The Bulldogs have the second-best opponent shooting percentage in the league at 37.6%. On top of that, the team leads the league in opponent field goal percentage and keeps teams to 42.7% in the field of play. Ultimately, Gonzaga is the hottest team in college basketball for a reason. Being able to play on both ends keeps their winning chances alive most of the time.
San Francisco vs. Gonzaga Betting Trends
- San Francisco is 3-2 in the last five games (3-2 ATS).
- San Francisco is 7-3 in the last ten road games (6-4 ATS).
- The totals went over in three of San Francisco’s last five games against Gonzaga.
- Gonzaga is 4-1 in the last five games (1-4 ATS).
- Gonzaga is 5-0 in the last five games against San Francisco (3-2 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of Gonzaga’s last five road games.
San Francisco vs. Gonzaga Expert Betting Predictions
Gonzaga’s winning chances are very much alive here. Having a better overall record and more consistent results gives them the clear-cut advantage in this matchup. However, this doesn’t mean that San Francisco is not capable of taking this one away from the favorites. Playing on neutral grounds relieves some of the pressure off the contestant’s shoulders. Covering the spread should be doable for the side. If they don’t let Gonzaga pull away early, we might even see a narrow scoreline towards the end of the game. Ultimately, everyone eagerly anticipates an exciting contest between both teams in the West Coast Tournament.
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