Pacific at Gonzaga Betting Prediction, Pick & TV Info

Posted by Peter Boysen on February 17, 2017 in

The top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs (27-0, 15-0 WCC) host the Pacific Tigers (10-18, 4-11 WCC) on Saturday afternoon. When the two teams met at Pacific, earlier in the season, Gonzaga cruised to an 81-61 victory. The Tigers have lost eight of their last nine, although they did get back in the winning column with a 76-65 victory at Portland on Thursday. After you peruse this preview, take a gander at all of our college basketball betting picks.

Pacific at Gonzaga Betting Prediction, Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, Feb. 18, 4 PM ET
Where: McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane
TV: None
Radio: Pacific / Gonzaga

Why should you bet on the Tigers?

Unless you’re looking at a line of 12 or 15 points, a bet on Pacific is a long shot. The Tigers did look good earning a season split with Portland on Thursday, as Anthony Townes dominated the Pilots, picking up 18 points and 16 boards. Townes went 7 for 14 from the field, and Tonko Vuko chipped in a dozen points. But can they make headway against the nation’s top team? If you like Pacific, then you think they might catch Gonzaga napping, at least long enough to hang around and cover.

Why should you put your money on the Bulldogs?

Gonzaga is on a mission to complete the nation’s first undefeated regular season since Kentucky accomplished the feat in 2015. Against the Dons of San Francisco, Gonzaga struggled some on defense, permitting 35 points, but they ratcheted up their intensity in the second half, holding the Dons to 23.5 percent shooting and putting up 54 points after the intermission. Nigel Williams-Goss led the Bulldogs with 30 points, and Przemek Karnowski put up 23 points and seven rebounds. So even though San Francisco jumped out to an early 16-11 lead, Gonzaga had no problem putting them away. I don’t see them having any problems against another tomato can from the lower rungs of the West Coast Conference standings.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

Gonzaga will come out of this game with a 28-0 record. The fact that San Francisco was able to get off to a hot start against them should motivate them to start even stronger against Pacific. I predict a final score of Gonzaga 80, Pacific 62.