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Will Cinderella Slipper Fit Gonzaga?

Domantas Sabonis Gonzaga Bulldogs NCAA March Madness

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have caught fire at the right time and entered the tournament sizzling both straight up and against the spread. That spilled into the NCAA Tournament when they thumped Seton Hall convincingly en route to a Round of 64 win Thursday. Next for Gonzaga is a meeting with the Pac-12’s Utah Utes Saturday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 3-0 the last three times these two have met.
  • Gonzaga is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games with one day off between games.
  • Utah is 8-2 ATS in its previous 10 games.

OddsShark’s Jon Campbell pointed out that Gonzaga could be a legit threat to wear Cinderella’s slipper during March Madness and if that win over Seton Hall was an indicator, let’s get ready for a sizing.

The Bulldogs, the 11 seed, won 68-52 thanks to some dreadful shooting from the Pirates. The Hall shot just 32.3 percent from the floor and, gulp, 19.0 percent from downtown.

Domantas Sabonis led the way for the Bulldogs as he scored 21 points and hauled in 16 rebounds in the win. It was Gonzaga’s sixth-straight victory and they have gone 5-0-1 ATS over that span; a run that has faithful Zags backers betting with supreme confidence.

Not to be outdone, Utes big man Jakob Poeltl scored 16 points and grabbed 18 boards as the Utes defeated Fresno State 80-69 in their opening game. It was a balanced offensive effort from the Utes as Lorenzo Bonam led the team with 17 points, while Jordan Loveridge and Brandon Taylor chipped in with 16 apiece.

The Utes have gone 10-1 over their last 11 games with an 88-57 beating from the Oregon Ducks serving as their only loss over that span.

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Utah Utes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Utah Utes battles the Gonzaga Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 27-7 mark (15-16-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 20-14 for the Utah Utes and 16-17 for the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 64-rated Utah Utes and the No. 26-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gonzaga Bulldogs rank No. 24 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 39.85 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 84 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is college basketball's No. 94-ranked team at 7.6 per game, while the Gonzaga Bulldogs rate No. 83 with 7.76 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Gonzaga got 21 points and 21 rebounds from Domantas Sabonis en route to a 68-52 victory over Seton Hall on Thursday at Pepsi Center.

The Utes got 17 points from Lorenzo Bonam as Utah ran past Fresno State 80-69 on Thursday at Pepsi Center.

Betting Trends
  • Gonzaga is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Gonzaga's last 6 games
  • Utah is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Utah is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games