Gonzaga Vs Northwestern Odds, Free Pick & TV Info
The top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs will look to end the postseason party of eight-seeded Northwestern Wildcats when the two NCAA championship hopefuls meet on Saturday in a second round West Regional showdown. Gonzaga overpowered its first round opponent while Northwestern recorded arguably the most exciting win in the first round.
Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most college basketball betting lines value in this matchup.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Bulldogs Vs Wildcats Odds, Free Pick & TV Info
When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5:15 PM ET
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NCAAB Odds: Gonzaga -10.5 / Over/Under: 136
Northwestern is a 10.5-point underdog when they meet Gonzaga on Saturday, March 18 at 5:15 PM ET, with this matchup going down live from Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah while airing live on CBS.
Why Bet The Northwestern Wildcats Odds at +10.5
The Wildcats (20-12 ATS) have won three of their last four games and got past Vanderbilt in the first round Thursday 68-66 as a 2-point underdog while the final score played Over the 129.5-point total. Bryant McIntosh led Northwestern with 25 points and four rebounds while Derek Pardon scored 14 and grabbed 11 boards.
Northwestern averages 71.0 points per game (233rd) on 43.7 percent shooting from the field (223rd) and 34.5 percent from three-point distance (212th). The Wildcats limit the opposition to just 65.1 points per game (34th) on 40.2 percent shooting from the field (22nd) a 33.6 percent from beyond the arc (106th).
Why Bet The Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds at -10.5
The Bulldogs (22-8 ATS) smacked the South Dakota St Jackrabbits senseless in their 66-46 first round win on Thursday but narrowly failed to cover the spread as a 23-point favorite while the final score played Under the 157-point total. Jordan Mathews led the Bulldogs with 16 points and five rebounds while Zach Collins off the bench to contribute 10 and six rebounds.
The Bulldogs have won four straight and nine of their last 10 games overall and average a stellar 84.0 points per game (13th) on a phenomenal 51.4 percent shooting mark from the field (2nd) and 37.7 percent mark from beyond the arc (60th). Defensively, the Bulldogs limit the opposition to just 60.7 points per game (4th) on 36.6 percent shooting from the field (2nd) and 29.8 parent from downtown (8th).
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Northwestern has been one of the best feel-good stories of the 2016-17 college basketball season, but the Wildcats will see their postseason party come to a crashing end against the clearly superior Gonzaga Bulldogs in this matchup. The top-seed Dogs average 13.0 points per game more than the Wildcats while allowing five fewer points per game defensively.
Gonzaga has gone 5-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games and 20-5-1 ATS in their last 26 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. While Northwestern has gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games the Wildcats are also just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win. Gonzaga wins and covers the spread as a double-digit favorite,
My final score prediction is Gonzaga 77 Northwestern 65