Betting on today’s Bulldogs and Pilots game? Catch the action at Chiles Center in Portland, OR, as the Pilots hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on WCC. 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.

Does Gonzaga Have What it Takes on the Road?

Today, the Gonzaga Bulldogs will be playing against Portland, with a record of 20-6. When playing away from home, the Bulldogs have a 6-2 record this season, and on their home court, they have a 13-4 record. As of now, Gonzaga stands at 12-13 against the spread (ATS) going into their game against Portland. Within their ATS record, they are 4-4 when playing on the road and 8-9 when playing at home.

Gonzaga comes in with an over/under record of 12-13-0 through 26 games, with their games averaging a combined 153.6 points per game so far. When assessing the Bulldogs’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 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. The team’s scoring leader is Graham Ike, who holds an average of 15.8 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Anton Watson is averaging 14.9 points per game this season.

At this time, the Bulldogs’ defense is positioned 93rd in the country, permitting 68.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Pacific, the Tigers finished with a field goal percentage of 66% and a total of 76 points vs. Gonzaga.

Can Portland Grab a Win at Home?

Portland enters today’s game against Gonzaga with a 9-19 overall record. On the road, the Pilots are 2-13, while they have a 5-7 record at home. As of today’s game, Portland has an ATS record of 11-16. When playing away, the Pilots are 4-11 vs. the spread, while they are 7-5 ATS at home.

Up to this point, games involving Portland have had an average of 151.4 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 150.7 points. Their over/under record is 12-15-0. The Pilots’ last five games have finished with a combined 152 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In their most recent game, the Pilots’ offense tallied 70 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 72 points per game. Offensively, the Pilots have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 289th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 243rd in percentage and 62nd in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Portland defense is giving up an average of 80.7 points per contest. Portland’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Pepperdine offense to knock down 61% of their shots on their way to putting up 91 points.