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Zags Looking to Bust Brackets in 2016

After winning the WCC conference tournament, the No. 11 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs will look to keep the ball rolling and start a Cinderella run vs the No. 6 Seton Hall Pirates. Tournaments in 2015, 2014 and  and 2012 saw two No. 11 seeds move on to the second round, and in 2011 three No. 11 seeds advanced past the first round.

Shark Bites
  • Gonzaga is 4-0-1 ATS in its last five games.
  • Seton Hall is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of Seton Hall's last six games.

Seton Hall probably doesn’t care about what past teams have done in the tournament, and are coming off a conference title of their own after upsetting Villanova 69-67. They enter the tournament hot, winning eight of nine SU, and covering the spread in six of their last seven games.

Oddsmakers are expecting a tight game, as evidenced by the 1-point spread favoring the Zags. When things went down to the wire this season, Gonzaga was better than Seton Hall. In games decided by three-points or less, Gonzaga was 5-3, while Seaton Hall went 2-3 — something for in-game bettors to keep an eye on perhaps if it’s a tight game in the final minutes.

Click here for a history of the No. 6 vs. No. 11 matchup.

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Seton Hall Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Seton Hall Pirates are 25-8 overall and 23-9 ATS, while the Gonzaga Bulldogs are 26-7 and 14-16-2 ATS. As for the betting totals, Seton Hall boasts a 14-18 on the OU, and Gonzaga is 16-16.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Seton Hall Pirates at No. 80 and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at No. 26 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gonzaga Bulldogs rank No. 27 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 39.61 per game. That compares with Seton Hall’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Seton Hall is college basketball's No. 206-ranked team at 6.12 per game, while the Gonzaga Bulldogs rate No. 79 with 7.82 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs got 20 points from Eric McClellan as Gonzaga ran past St. Mary's 85-75 on Tuesday at Orleans Arena.

The Pirates got 26 points from Isaiah Whitehead as Seton Hall ran past Villanova 69-67 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Gonzaga is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Gonzaga's last 5 games
  • Seton Hall is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Seton Hall is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seton Hall's last 6 games