UNC Greensboro vs. Gonzaga College Basketball Betting Analysis

UNC Greensboro vs. Gonzaga College Basketball Analysis

Written by on March 14, 2018

The time has come to start thinking about what games to wager on in March Madness. The opening rounds will see the games come thick and fast, and try to wager on them all will likely do nothing but see your bankroll take a hit. The idea here is to wager on the games that you feel confident about and which offer some level of value. You are probably not going to find that in the games featuring the #1 and #2 seeds in each region in the opening round. Once you get beyond that group, though, you might be able to start finding some College Basketball betting options that are worth taking a look at. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are in as the #3 seed in the West Region and will open their tournament as a 12 ½ point favorite against the UNC Greensboro Spartans, a team that is going to be very tough to break down, as they have a stellar defensive unit. There are a lot of folks who like Gonzaga to go on a deep run, but can they cover that big spread?

Spartans vs. Bulldogs College Basketball Betting Analysis

  • When: Thursday, March 15 at 1:30 PM EST
  • Where: Taco Bell Arena, Boise
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • Live Stream: MM Live
  • College Basketball Betting Odds: Gonzaga Bulldogs -12.5 (Over/Under at 136 points)

Team Records

  • All: UNC Greensboro Spartans 27-7 / Gonzaga Bulldogs 30-4
  • Home: UNC Greensboro Spartans 19-1 / Gonzaga Bulldogs 20-2
  • Away: UNC Greensboro Spartans 8-6 / Gonzaga Bulldogs 10-2
  • ATS: UNC Greensboro Spartans 17-9-1 / Gonzaga Bulldogs 14-16-1
  • Over/Under: UNC Greensboro Spartans 11-16 / Gonzaga Bulldogs 15-16

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Why bet on the UNC Greensboro Spartans?

The UNC Greensboro Spartans are not a team that is going to go out to conquer the National Championship, but they are a team that could prove to be a thorn in the side of the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Spartans won the regular season Southern Conference crown and then followed that up by winning their conference tournament with a convincing 62-47 win over Eastern Tennessee State. That victory actually tells you a lot about what this team is about, as they got to 27 wins on the season by playing some outstanding defense along the way. The Spartans gave up just 62 PPG this season, good enough for 6th best in the nation. They are not an offensively talented lot, but their 73.5 PPG is not what you would call awful either. This is a team in a rich vein of form, winning 6 in a row and 10 of their last 11 games to close out the season.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 73.47
  • Field Goal Percentage: 44.67
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.89
  • Free Throw Percentage: 70.13
  • Total Rebounds: 37.12
Defense
  • Total Score: 62.38
  • Field Goal Percentage: 40.53
  • Three-Point Percentage: 31.73
  • Free Throw Percentage: 73.31
  • Total Rebounds: 30.35

Why bet on the Gonzaga Bulldogs?

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have become something of a fixture in March Madness, as they have appeared in the tournament on 20 different occasions, although they have only made it to the Final Four once. This is a talented basketball team this season and they come into the tournament on a high after winning the WCC in the regular season and in the conference tournament. Gonzaga comes in as the College Basketball Betting favorite for this contest. There are few teams coming in hotter than the Bulldogs, as they ended their season on a 14-game win streak, so I am sure that they will be looking to carry that momentum forward when their March Madness run begins on Thursday. Gonzaga is one of the most offensively gifted teams in the country, averaging 84.5 PPG this season, good for 6th in the nation.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 84.50
  • Field Goal Percentage: 50.31
  • Three-Point Percentage: 37.41
  • Free Throw Percentage: 72.25
  • Total Rebounds: 39.94
Defense
  • Total Score: 67.12
  • Field Goal Percentage: 40.51
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.54
  • Free Throw Percentage: 71.79
  • Total Rebounds: 30.91

Latest College Basketball Betting Trends

  • UNC Greensboro is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
  • UNC Greensboro is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNC Greensboro’s last 5 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Gonzaga’s last 5 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are a team that many people are looking at as a potential Final Four candidate, but they need to get over this first hurdle to get things rolling. That they will do. Score: UNC Greensboro Spartans 59 – Gonzaga Bulldogs 74