Portland at Gonzaga - 1/29/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Portland at Gonzaga - 1/29/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Gonzaga Bulldogs (16-2) vs Portland Pilots (11-9)

Game Info: Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 9:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)

Betting Odds: Gonzaga Bulldogs -32 -- Over/Under: 157 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Portland Pilots will travel to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs in a WCC game on Saturday night.

The Portland Pilots are 11-9 (2-3) this season and have lost two of their last three games. Portland is coming off of a win against Pacific by a score of 64-56 in their last game. Portland held their opponent to 31.6% shooting from the field and was +6 in rebounding margin in the win. Moses Wood led the Pilots with 19 points and 3 rebounds in the game. Portland is averaging 72.8 points per game and is giving up 70.9 points per game against, while also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Chris Austin is averaging 14.5 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game, while Moses Wood is averaging 14.2 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Pilots. Portland is shooting 42.9% on field goals, 80.1% on free throws, and 33.8% on three pointers.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 16-2 (5-0) this season and have won nine games in a row. Gonzaga defeated Loyola Marymount in their last game by a score of 89-55. Gonzaga shot 61.8% from the field and made 12 three pointers in the win. Chet Holmgren led the Bulldogs with 21 points and 9 rebounds in the game. Gonzaga is averaging 90.1 points per game and is giving up 65.6 points per game against, while also averaging 41.8 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per game. Drew Timme is averaging 18.2 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game, while Chet Holmgren is averaging 14.1 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Gonzaga is shooting 53.9% on field goals, 70.4% on free throws, and 37.2% on three pointers.

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Portland is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 7-0 in Portland’s last 7 games. Gonzaga is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games. The over is 36-15 in Gonzaga’s last 51 Saturday games. The home team is 6-0 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

Gonzaga is a massive favorite in this game and should win with ease. The Bulldogs have one of the best offenses in college basketball, averaging over 90 points per game. Portland has struggled this season and is in the bottom half of the conference. The game will come down to how the Gonzaga backups play, as they should be in early and often in this game. I am going to take Gonzaga in this game at home.

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David’s Pick Gonzaga -32

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