Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and Pilots face off at 9:00 ET on WCC. The Pilots are hosting the game at Chiles Center in Portland, OR. Gonzaga is favored by -21.5 in this West Coast conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 161 points.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS VS PORTLAND PILOTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Portland Pilots +21.5

This game will be played at Chiles Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE PORTLAND PILOTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Pilots.
  • Not only will Portland pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +21.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 161 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Bulldogs Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?

After 26 games, Gonzaga has a 20-6 overall record. The Bulldogs have a 6-2 record on the road and a 13-4 record overall. Gonzaga’s ATS record is sitting below .500 at 12-13. Over their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Through 26 games, Gonzaga has an over/under record of 12-13-0 with their games averaging a combined 153.6 points per game so far. Looking at the Bulldogs’ last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 with their games averaging 172 points per game.

In their latest game, Gonzaga’s offense looked good, scoring 102 points against Pacific. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 66.1% and made 20/22 free throws. Leading the team in scoring was Graham Ike with 21 points. Ryan Nembhard also added 18 points for the Bulldogs.

Coming into today’s game, the Gonzaga defense is giving up an average of 68.8 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Portland, the Gonzaga defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Gonzaga made 20 free-throws vs. the Bulldogs.

Can Portland Grab a Win at Home?

Portland is entering their 29th game of the season, holding a 9-19 record. The team has gone 2-13 on the road and 5-7 at home. Portland has a sub-.500 ATS record, sitting at 11-16. In their last ten games this season, Portland is 2-3 vs. the spread.

So far, Portland’s games have averaged 151.4 points per game with the average over/under line being 150.7 points. When looking at the Pilots’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 141 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Portland offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Pepperdine. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.2%, and they made 4 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Tyler Robertson with 23 points. Vukasin Masic also added 17 points for the Pilots.

At this time, the Pilots’ defense is positioned 324th in the country, permitting 80.7 points per game. In their most recent game, the Portland defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Pepperdine knocked down 15 three-pointers on their way to 91 points.