Chicago State at Gonzaga Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/1/23
Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-5) vs Chicago State Cougars (11-18)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 9:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
Betting Odds: Gonzaga Bulldogs -27.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago State Cougars will play the Gonzaga Bulldogs in a non-conference game on Wednesday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington.
Chicago State Preview
The Chicago State Cougars are 11-18 this season after they defeated Hartford by a score of 75-53 in their last game. Chicago State shot 50% from the field and was +16 in rebounding margin in the win. The Chicago State Cougars are averaging 70.4 points per game, 70.8 points against per game, 35.7 rebounds per game, and 12.6 assists per game. Wesley Cardet Jr. has led the Cougars this season with 16.8 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game, and 3.2 assists per game. Chicago State is shooting 43.1% from the field, 73.3% on free throws, and 33.8% on three pointers this year.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 25-5 (14-2) this season after they defeated St. Mary’s by a score of 77-68 in their last game. Gonzaga shot 53.8% from the field and was +4 in rebounding margin in the win. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 87.4 points per game, 73.9 points against per game, 36.6 rebounds per game, and 16.2 assists per game. Drew Timme has led the Bulldogs this season with 21.2 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game, and 3.2 assists per game. Gonzaga is shooting 52.6% from the field, 69.7% on free throws, and 37.6% on three pointers this year.
Chicago State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 11-5 in Chicago State’s last 16 games. Gonzaga is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The over is 7-0 in Gonzaga’s last 7 games.
Gonzaga is the better team in this matchup by a wide margin, but how interested will they be in this game? Gonzaga is coming off of a huge win and they have the WCC Tournament coming up later this week. I think Gonzaga will coast to the victory here, but I am going to take Chicago State to keep it somewhat respectable.