Gonzaga vs Arizona Betting Preview, Pick
After winning by just nine points against Weber State on Friday the top-seeded Arizona Wildcats will return to action on Sunday in Round of 32 betting action vs. No. 8 Gonzaga.
Gonzaga 1-3 SU vs Arizona since 2000 and 6-0 SU, 5-1 ATS past six games. Gonzaga is also 6-2 ATS past eight games as underdogs.
On the negative side, Gonzaga lost four straight second-round games.
No. 1 seeds are 7-2 ATS past vs 8 seeds since 2009 and Arizona 6-1 ATS past seven tournament games.
Arizona will face the 29-6 Bulldogs, who own a 18-15 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 10-23-1 on the OU so far this season while the Bulldogs are 14-19.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 6 and the Bulldogs at No. 45 heading into this contest.
Gonzaga was an 85-77 winner in their most recent outing at home against Oklahoma State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cowboys were burned for 26 points by Kevin Pangos on Friday as the Bulldogs put another game in the win column, 85-77, at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl.
Arizona was a 68-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Weber State. They failed to cover the 20-point spread as favorites. Arizona got 18 points from Nick Johnson en route to a 68-59 victory over Weber State on Friday at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona's No. 88-ranked scoring average of 72.91 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 45 and allowing 65.37 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 47.05% to date this season, less than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (49.76% per game).
A few Bulldogs at Wildcats trends to consider:
Gonzaga is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Gonzaga's last 16 games
Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Arizona is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games