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Gonzaga Bulldogs face Washington State Cougars: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Gonzaga BulldogsWashington State Cougars
Dec 5, 11:00 PM | Friel Court

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Washington State Cougars Odds


Friel Court will host Washington State Cougars vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Cougars bring a 5-3 record (4-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-0 Bulldogs, who are 5-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Washington State go 1-3 so far and the Bulldogs go 2-3.

View Gonzaga vs Washington State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bulldogs were listed as 10.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cougars, most recently No. 195 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 33 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 94-73 victory for the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington State's No. 251 nationally ranked offense (64.1 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 36 at 57.5 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 44.9% from the field, less than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (53.3% on average).

Defensively, Gonzaga features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Washington State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 227 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Gonzaga was an 85-67 winner at home against Pacific. They failed to cover the 20.5-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs got 18 points from Sam Dower as Gonzaga ran past Pacific 85-67 on Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Washington State was a 72-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Portland. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Brock Motum scored 29 points for Washington State on Saturday, leading the Cougars to a 72-60 win over Portland at Friel Court.

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Illinois are 4-0
After a win are 8-2

Washington State Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Fresno State are 3-0
After playing Portland are 3-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Cougars trends to consider:
Gonzaga is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington State
Gonzaga is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington State
Gonzaga is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Washington State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 6 games when playing Gonzaga
Washington State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Gonzaga
Washington State is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Gonzaga

Next up:
Gonzaga home to Illinois, Saturday, December 8
Washington State home to Fresno State, Sunday, December 9