College baskeball point spread favors Bulldogs in battle with Toreros
San Diego Toreros vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds
The Gonzaga Bulldogs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the San Diego Toreros at McCarthey Athletic Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
Gonzaga will face the 13-15 Toreros, who own a 14-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 9-15 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Toreros are 7-10 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Gonzaga sat as 22-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 10 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Toreros, who rate No. 182 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 85-67 victory for the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Gonzaga's No. 9 nationally ranked offense (78.5 points per game) against a Toreros defense that sits as the No. 149 at 65.4 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 50.7% from the field, more than the Toreros have managed so far this season (43.5% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, San Diego owns the country's No. 96-rated mark, allowing 66.2 points per game on the highway. Gonzaga, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.
San Diego was a 70-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Portland. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. San Diego suffered a 70-67 loss against Portland on Thursday, getting 13 points from Johnny Dee in a losing effort at Chiles Center.
Gonzaga was an 85-42 winner in their most recent outing at home against Santa Clara. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bulldogs and Broncos didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Santa Clara was handed an 85-42 defeat on Wednesday at McCarthey Athletic Center.
San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 7-3
After playing Portland are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7
Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing BYU are 3-2
After playing Santa Clara are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
A few Toreros at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games on the road
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Diego is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Diego home to San Francisco, Thursday, February 28
Gonzaga at BYU, Thursday, February 28