Gonzaga at Santa Clara - 1/15/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Santa Clara Broncos (11-5) vs Gonzaga Bulldogs (13-2)
Game Info: Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 4:00 pm (Leavey Center)
Betting Odds: Santa Clara Broncos +14.5 -- Over/Under: 165.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs will travel to play the Santa Clara Broncos in a West Coast Conference game on Saturday.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 13-2 (2-0) this season and have won six games in a row. Gonzaga is coming off of a win against BYU by a score of 110-84 in their last game. Gonzaga shot a staggering 69.4% from the field and scored 61 points in the first half of this game. Drew Timme led the Bulldogs with 30 points and 5 rebounds in the win. Gonzaga is averaging 89.3 points per game and is giving up 65.3 points per game against, while also averaging 42.3 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game. Drew Timme is averaging 17.7 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game, while Julian Strawther is averaging 13.5 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Gonzaga is shooting 53.5% on field goals, 69.3% on free throws, and 36% on three pointers.
The Santa Clara Broncos are 11-5 (1-0) this season and have won four games in a row. Santa Clara defeated Pacific by a score of 84-70 in their last game. Santa Clara shot 53.3% from the field and made 12 three pointers in the win. Jalen Williams led the Broncos with 22 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Santa Clara is averaging 76.9 points per game and is giving up 68 points per game against, while also averaging 34.7 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Jalen Williams is averaging 19 points per game and 3.6 assists per game, while Josip Vrankic is averaging 15 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for the Broncos. Santa Clara is shooting 49.1% on field goals, 78.2% on free throws, and 38.3% on three pointers.
Gonzaga is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 35-16 in Gonzaga’s last 51 Saturday games. Santa Clara is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win. The over is 4-0 in Santa Clara’s last 4 home games. The home team is 5-2 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.
These two teams have started the season playing good basketball, but Gonzaga is the better team here. Not too many teams in the country can give Gonzaga a good game and all of the WCC teams are overmatched when playing the Bulldogs. Gonzaga is a scoring machine, averaging just less than 90 points per game. I am taking Gonzaga in this game.