Santa Clara at Gonzaga: 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Gonzaga Bulldogs (22-2) vs Santa Clara Broncos (18-9)
Game Info: Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 9:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
Betting Odds: Gonzaga Bulldogs -21 -- Over/Under: 136 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Santa Clara Broncos and Gonzaga Bulldogs face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at McCarthy Athletic Center. When these two teams faced off on January 15th it was Gonzaga that won 115-83.
Drew Timme was the top player for Gonzaga scoring 32 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Guard Jalen Williams was the top player for Santa Clara scoring 17 points and grabbing five rebounds.
Santa Clara comes into this game with an 18-9 record and they have gone 14-12-1 against the spread. In the last game against Loyola Marymount, it wasn’t the best game but they scored 84 points and came away with the victory. Santa Clara is averaging 76.9 points while their defense is giving up 71.3 points per game. Jalen Williams has been the best player for Santa Clara averaging 17.8 points while shooting 51.8 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Gonzaga Bulldogs who sit with a 22-2 record and they have gone 13-9-2 against the spread. In the last game against Pepperdine they won by 20 points, but that wasn’t enough to come away with the victory. Gonzaga is averaging 89.9 points while their defense is giving up 64.4 points per game. Drew Timme has been the best player for Gonzaga averaging 17.8 points while shooting 60.2 percent from the field and 27.3 percent from behind the three point line.
Gonzaga is 4-1-2 against the spread in their last seven home games. Santa Clara is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games played on Saturday. The under is 4-0 in Gonzaga’s last four games. Gonzaga is 4-0-2 against the spread in their last six games against a team with a percentage above .600.
The better the team the more success Gonzaga seems to have and that will be the case again. Gonzaga scored 115 points the first time these two teams faced off, and they will run up the score again. Back Even if Santa Clara does find offensive success it's not going to be enough with how bad their defense will play. Back Gonzaga agianst the spread.
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