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NCAAB: Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Washington Huskies Prediction 12/9/2023

The Gonzaga Bulldogs (7-1) travel to face off against the Washington Huskies (5-3) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle and televised on ESPN2. Gonzaga is coming off a win in their previous game, while Washington is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Colorado State. Tip-off is set for 11:00 ET.

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Washington Huskies

The Gonzaga Bulldogs Are Coming Off A Win

Today, Gonzaga will face Washington in their 9th game of the season. So far this year, they have a record of 7-1. In their previous five road games, which includes last year, Gonzaga has a perfect 5-0 record. As of now, Gonzaga’s ATS record is 3-3 going into today’s game. When examining their performance in the last five games, they have gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

In eight games, Gonzaga comes in with an over/under mark of 3-3-0, with their games averaging 145.2 points per game. The Bulldogs have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 151 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

The Washington Huskies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Washington comes into today’s game against Gonzaga with a 5-3 record this season. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, Washington has gone 6-4. As of now, Washington has a winning ATS record, sitting at 4-3. Over their last five games, the team has been solid vs. the spread, going 4-1.

Washington comes in with an over/under record of 5-2-0 through eight games, with their games averaging a combined 156.7 points per game so far. The Huskies have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 150 points per game.

Gonzaga Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Gonzaga offense tallied 89 points in a matchup against USC. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.3%, and they made 12 threes. The team’s top scorer is Anton Watson, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.8, while Graham Ike also maintains a PPG average of 13.9 leading up to the game.

Anton Watson (F) 14.8 8.1 2.5
Graham Ike (F) 13.9 8.1 1.4
Nolan Hickman (G) 13.0 2.2 2.6

Washington Offense Breakdown

Coming off a good offensive performance, Washington’s offense scored 81 points against Colorado State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.3%, and they went 9/14 from the free-throw line. One area that the Washington offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 105th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 47%.

Keion Brooks Jr. (F) 20.2 7.9 1.8
Sahvir Wheeler (G) 16.1 3.7 6.9
Moses Wood (F) 10.4 4.8 0.9

Gonzaga Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Gonzaga defense is giving up an average of 66.9 points per contest. In their previous game vs. USC, the Trojans finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 76 points vs. Gonzaga.

Washington Team Defense

The Huskies’ defense is presently ranked 158th nationally, allowing an average of 72.6 points per contest. The Washington defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 86 points and allowed Colorado State to connect on 10 threes.

Bulldogs vs Huskies Trends

  • In their last five road games, Gonzaga has averaged 82 points per game while allowing 71 . The team’s record in this stretch was 5-0 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten home games, Washington has an ATS record of just 8-2. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 68 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Huskies have a straight up record of 2-8. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Bulldogs have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 10-0.

Bulldogs vs Huskies Prediction

The Huskies come in as the underdog at +5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 159 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.

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