Grand Canyon vs Gonzaga Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/17/23

Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-5) vs Grand Canyon Antelopes (24-11)

Game Info: Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:35 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Gonzaga Bulldogs -15 -- Over/Under: 156 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Grand Canyon Antelopes face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown in the NCAA Tournament at the Pepsi Center. 

Gonzaga Betting Preview

Gonzaga comes into this game with a 28-5 record overall and they have gone 13-18-1 against the spread. Gonzaga were the two seed heading into the WCC but they were able to win the conference championship. Gonzaga’s defense only gave up 51 points in the last game against Saint Mary’s and that was enough to secure the easy victory. Gonzaga is averaging 87.5 points while their defense is giving up 72.9 points per game. Drew Timme has been the top player for Gonzaga averaging 20.9 points while shooting 62.4 percent from the field.

Grand Canyon Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Grand Canyon who sits with a 25-11 record and they have gone 15-18 against the spread. In the last game against Southern Utah, Grand Canyon scored 84 points and that was enough to secure the 18 point victory. Rayshon Harrison had a strong game finishing with 31 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. Grand Canyon is averaging 75.3 points while their defense is giving up 66.8 points per game. They are most comfortable when they are playing at a faster pace. Rayshon Harrison is averaging 17.7 points while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from behind the three point line. in this game it's going to be about the defense stepping up. 

Gonzaga vs Grand Canyon  Trends

Gonzaga is 0-5-1 against the spread in their last six games played on Friday. The over is 6-0 in Grand Canyon’s last six neutral site games. The over is 4-0 in the Antelopes last four neutral site games as an underdog. 

Shane’s Free Pick

There won’t be any defense played in this game. Grand Canyon is averaging 75.3 points per game and Gonzaga is averaging 87.5 points per game. Both of these teams are going to really struggle to defend here, and this game is going to be a shootout. Back the over. This is the top play on Friday’s slate. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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