MAR 28 - NCAA Final Four Betting Gonzaga Odds

Gonzaga Bulldogs NCAA Final Four Betting Odds Overview

Written by on March 28, 2017

If you’re thinking about betting on top-seeded Gonzaga as they get set for their Final Four matchup against seventh-seeded South Carolina, then you need to know all about the Bulldogs in order to maximize your chances of cashing in on the legitimate March Madness title hopefuls. Thanks to the expert NCAA basketball odds analysis that you’re about to get on the Zags, you’re going to be able to do just that. Now, let’s get started.

In Depth Analysis On The NCAA Final Four Betting Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds

 
 

Offense

Points/Game 83.2 14
Field Goal % 50.9 2
3-Point % 37.8 59
Free Throw % 71.8 119
Rebounds/Game 40.5 7
Analysis: As you can from the above chart, Gonzaga Bulldogs is one of the best offensive teams in the nation as they put up a stellar 83.2 points per game while shooting an incendiary 50.9 percent from the field to rank second nationally and 36.4 percent from three-point distance to rank an impressive fourth.

Defense

Points/G 60.9 4
Field Goal % 36.4 2
3-Point % 29.3 4
Free Throw % 65.9 10
Rebounds/G 29.9 63
Analysis: As good as Gonzaga has been offensively this season, the Ducks have been even better in shutting down their opponents. The Bulldogs limited the opposition to just 60.9 points per game to rank fourth nationally while forcing their opponents into a pitiful 36.4 percent shooting mark from the field and 29.3 percent mark from beyond the arc to rank fourth and second respectively.

The Starters

Przemek Karnowski (12.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg) Johnathan Williams (10.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg) Jordan Mathews (10.7 ppg) Nigel Williams-Goss (16.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.6 apg) Josh Perkins (8.2 ppg) Analysis: As you can see, the Zags get double-digit scoring from four starters, meaning they’re one of the most well-balanced teams in the country. The Bulldogs have an elite player in do-it-all point guard Nigel Williams-Goss and another likely NBA performer in hulking center Przemek Karnowski. The Zags share the ball by simply passing it to the open man and they have to be defended everywhere as all of their players can shoot it pretty damned good.

The Bench

Zach Collins (9.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg) Silas Melson (7.3 ppg) Killian Tillie (4.4 ppg) Analysis: The Bulldogs have three reserves that all average at least 12 minutes per game and two who score at least 7.3 points per contest. Forward Zach Collins could be a starter and Silas Melson is a rock-solid reserve in the backcourt.

Neutral Site Games

Gonzaga has won all 11 of their neutral site games this season, but averages just 74.8 points per game which is almost eight fewer points per game than they averaged this season, despite allowing just 61.5 points per contest defensively.

Coaching

Mark Few has compiled stellar 502-112 record (.818) in 18 seasons as the head coach at Gonzaga while leading his Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament each and every year of his tenure. Few has reached the Sweet 16 five times and the Elite Eight once (2015) as he gets set for his first Final Four matchup this coming weekend. Few is the only coach in West Coast Conference history to win the prestigious Henry Iba Award as the nation’s top coach and has led two of his teams including this season’s version, to the No. 1 overall ranking.

Intangibles

I’m going to get right to the point by saying that Gonzaga reminds me a lot of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs in the sense that they play hard at both ends of the court and share the ball like their lives depended on it. The Bulldogs have displayed some heart in their hard-fought win over Northwestern and West Virginia and have the look of a team that is going to be hard for anyone to dispatch.
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