Portland Pilots visit Gonzaga Bulldogs in college basketball clash

Portland PilotsGonzaga Bulldogs
March 2, 5:00 PM | McCarthey Athletic Center

Portland Pilots vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds

11-19TEAM RECORD28-2

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Gonzaga Bulldogs try to run the Portland Pilots off the court at McCarthey Athletic Center in college hoops action.

Gonzaga battles the Pilots, currently sitting with a 11-19 mark (9-16 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-17 for the Bulldogs and 10-10 for the Pilots.

View Portland vs Gonzaga Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Bulldogs in this one found them listed as 27-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Pilots was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 6 and the Pilots sitting at No. 286. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 85-60 result in favor of the Bulldogs.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Gonzaga's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 78.3 PPG, against a Pilots defense that ranks No. 214 at 68.1 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 50.6% so far, more than the Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Defensively, Portland features the nation's No. 241-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. Gonzaga, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 nationally in scoring at home.

Portland lost its last outing, a 75-63 result against Santa Clara on February 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Thomas van der Mars scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Pilots to a win (they lost 75-63 to Santa Clara at Chiles Center on Saturday).

Last time out for Gonzaga, they were a 70-65 winner as they battled BYU on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 5-point favorite. The Bulldogs got 19 points from Kelly Olynyk as Gonzaga ran past BYU 70-65 on Thursday at Marriott Center.

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Santa Clara are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing BYU are 3-1
After a win are 10-0

A few Pilots at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
Portland is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Portland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
Portland is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 5 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland