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Gonzaga Pacific Betting Preview

Pacific TigersGonzaga Bulldogs
9-4January 04, 2014, 08:00 | McCarthey Athletic Center13-2

The Gonzaga Bulldogs hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Pacific Tigers pay a visit to McCarthey Athletic Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Gonzaga battles the Tigers, currently sitting with a 9-4 mark (8-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-7 for the Bulldogs and 7-4 for the Tigers.

View Pacific Tigers vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Gonzaga in this one found them as -14-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 34-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 120-rated Tigers in this matchup.

Last time out for Pacific, they were a 72-64 loser as they battled Portland on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. Sama Taku scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 72-64 to Portland at Earle A. Chiles Center on Thursday).

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 82.67 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 200 and allowing 73.62 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 51.21% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (45.05% per game).

A few Tigers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Pacific is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
Pacific is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Gonzaga is 9-1 SU in its last 10 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
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pacific home to San Francisco, Thursday, January 9th
Gonzaga at Portland, Thursday, January 9th