Pacific vs Gonzaga NCAAB Spread, Pick & Prediction

Pacific vs Gonzaga NCAAB Spread, Pick & Prediction

Written by on January 10, 2019

Pacific travels to Spokane on Thursday night to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Gonzaga remains one of the best teams in the nation. For the Tigers to keep it close, they must step it up big time. Will Pacific do that? Or will the 6th ranked team in the nation cover as a close to -25-point favorite?

Pacific vs Gonzaga NCAAB Spread, Pick & Prediction

  • When: Thursday, Jan. 10 at 11:00 pm ET
  • Where: McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, WA
  • TV: ESPN 2
  • Radio: Pacific
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • ATS Odds: Gonzaga -24.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 158.5 (-110)

Why Pacific Tigers are a good bet +24.5?

Pacific has an okay 10-7 record. To get a real feel about how good this team is, it’s important to look past their recent form. The Tigers are 1-3 in their last 4.

Before the 3 losses, they had won 4 in a row and 5-of-6. Pacific has a ton of points to work with here, meaning their chances of upsetting Gonzaga is probably close to zero, but their chances of covering the spread are probably around 50%. That makes them a decent play ATS.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 75.4
  • Field Goal %: 45.1
  • 3-Point %: 35.2
  • Free Throw %: 77
  • Rebounds/G: 34.5
Defense:
  • Points/G: 73.8
  • Field Goal %: 46.8
  • 3-Point %: 35.7
  • Free Throw %: 68.9
  • Rebounds/G: 28.6

Why #6 Gonzaga Bulldogs are a good bet -24.5?

Gonzaga had a stretch in December where they found it difficult to cover spreads. In a win against Washington, they failed to cover. Then, they lost two straight, to Tennessee on a neutral court and to North Carolina on the road.

Since the back-to-back losses, the Zags have been unreal. They’ve gone 5-0 straight up and against the spread. Gonzaga’s so good that they should have no trouble covering the -24.5 on Thursday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 93.6
  • Field Goal %: 53.2
  • 3-Point %: 37.3
  • Free Throw %: 75.2
  • Rebounds/G: 40.2
Defense:
  • Points/G: 69.6
  • Field Goal %: 39.2
  • 3-Point %: 29.9
  • Free Throw %: 69.5
  • Rebounds/G: 30.5

NCAAB Betting Trends for Pacific vs Gonzaga

  • Pacific is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games on the road
  • Pacific is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games on the road
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Pacific’s last 6 games on the road
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Gonzaga’s last 5 games

Pacific vs Gonzaga Final NCAAB Betting Analysis:

Pacific might not stand a chance on Jan. 10. Even though they’re getting close to 25 points, the Zags covered -28.5 in a win over Utah, -28 in a win over Denver, -40 when beating North Alabama, -27 in a victory over Cal State Bakersfield, and -26.5 against Santa Clara.

Pacific’s probably better than all 5 of those teams. But, the Zags are easily the best squad the Tigers have faced this season. Gonzaga tries to do everything right on both sides of the court. They’ll continue to play hard even after getting up by 30. Back the Zags to cash.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Gonzaga Bulldogs -24.5