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Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Portland Pilots Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Portland and Gonzaga on Thursday, with the host Pilots trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 8-6-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Pilots are 5-8 ATS. Gonzaga is 8-5 on the totals; Portland is 2-6.
Bettors looking to back visiting Gonzaga before tip-off in this one found them as 15.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pilots sit at No. 160 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 25 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 85-65.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 109 in NCAA hoops at 36.9 per game. Contrast that with Portland’s No. 99 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Portland is the No. 318-ranked team in the country at 4.3 per game, while Gonzaga rates No. 198 at 5.9 per game.
Defensively, Gonzaga features the nation's No. 136-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.2 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 261 nationally in scoring at home.
Gonzaga won its last outing, an 83-78 result against St. Mary's on January 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs used a 31-point performance from Kelly Olynyk to help Gonzaga smack St. Mary's 83-78 on Thursday at McCarthey Athletic Center.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 68-64 winner as they battled Loyola Marymount on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Portland earned a 68-64 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday, getting 17 points from Ryan Nicholas at Gersten Pavilion.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Butler are 2-0
After playing St. Mary's are 10-0
After a win are 9-1
Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Mary's are 8-2
After playing Loyola Marymount are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
A few Bulldogs at Pilots trends to consider:
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 6 games on the road
Gonzaga is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Gonzaga is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Gonzaga
Portland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Portland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Portland is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Gonzaga
Gonzaga at Butler, Saturday, January 19
Portland home to St. Mary's, Saturday, January 19