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Portland Pilots vs Gonzaga Bulldogs College Basketball Betting Preview

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Portland when they take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Portland Pilots before tip-off in this one found them as 29-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Portland Pilots vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Gonzaga Bulldogs currently sport a 14-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-7-1 ATS. The Portland Pilots are 6-11 and 6-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Gonzaga Bulldogs produce a 10-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Portland Pilots have gone 8-4 against the totals betting line.

The Bulldogs - Pilots odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Gonzaga is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Portland is at No. 299.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Gonzaga's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 89.88 PPG, against a Pilots defense that ranks No. 194 at 75.06 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 51.12% so far, more than the Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.63% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Portland got 17 points from Josh McSwiggan but lost anyway, 70-68, to Santa Clara on Saturday at Leavey Center.

The Bulldogs got a 30-point performance from Johnathan Williams, III, who added 10 rebounds, as Gonzaga ran past Loyola Marymount 85-66 on Saturday at Albert Gersten Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
  • Portland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Portland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Gonzaga
  • Gonzaga is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Gonzaga is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Gonzaga's last 5 games
  • Gonzaga is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Portland home to Pacific, Saturday, January 13th
Gonzaga at San Francisco, Saturday, January 13th