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College Basketball Matchup - Gonzaga Bulldogs San Diego Toreros Odds Preview

San Diego TorerosGonzaga Bulldogs
11-9January 23, 2014, 10:00 | McCarthey Athletic Center16-3

San Diego pays a visit to Gonzaga on Thursday, hoping to send the Bulldogs to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at McCarthey Athletic Center.

This season, the Bulldogs are 16-3 overall and 9-8 ATS, while the Toreros are 11-9 and 9-7 ATS. As for the totals, Gonzaga boasts a 9-8 on the OU, and San Diego is 9-6.

View San Diego Toreros vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Toreros were listed as 16.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 20 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Toreros, who rate No. 231 in the latest survey.

In their last action, San Diego was a 64-62 loser on the road against San Francisco. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Toreros endured a 64-62 loss at the hands of the Dons on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Johnny Dee at War Memorial Gymnasium.

Last time out for Gonzaga, they were an 82-72 winner as they battled Loyola Marymount on the road. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. Sam Dower scored 28 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for Gonzaga on Saturday, leading the Bulldogs to an 82-72 victory over Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Gonzaga's No. 18-ranked scoring average of 81.63 PPG, against a Toreros defense rated No. 35 and allowing 64.15 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 51.34% to date this season, more than the Toreros shooters have managed so far (45.17% per game).

Next up:
San Diego at Portland, Saturday, January 25th
Gonzaga at BYU, Saturday, January 25th