Betting on today’s Tigers and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ROOT. The over/under for this game is set at 152.5 points, and Gonzaga is favored by -30.5 vs. Pacific in a West Coast conference matchup.

PACIFIC TIGERS VS GONZAGA BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Pacific Tigers +30.5

This game will be played at McCarthey Athletic Center at 9:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE PACIFIC TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Even though we have Gonzaga winning straight-up, we like Pacific at +30.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Will Pacific Shock Everyone at McCarthey Athletic Center?

With a record of 6-21, Pacific is coming off an 18th straight loss, and they are 0-12 in West Coast Conference play. On the road, the Tigers have gone just 1-11 this season, and they have lost 11 straight games away from home.

Overall, Pacific has been an underdog in 20 of their 27 games, and they have gone 1-19 in those contests. So far, they have been favored in just five games, going 3-2.

As the underdog this season, Pacific has gone just 5-15 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-9, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Tigers have gone just 2-8 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Pacific games is 10-15, and today’s line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (144.4). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, which is less than today’s OU line.

In their most recent game, the Pacific offense put up just 53 points vs. the Santa Clara Broncos. Overall, they are now averaging 64.8 points per game which is 440th in the country. The top scorer for the Tigers was Donovan Williams with 16 points, while Greg Outlaw also added 10 to the scoreboard.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Pacific is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.5 points per game (288th). So far, the Pacific defense is giving up an average of 9.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.4 times per game (539th).

Can the Bulldogs Live Up to the Hype at Home?

At home this season, Gonzaga has been dominant, going 12-4 with an average scoring margin of +15.3 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Bulldogs are 7-3.

Overall, Gonzaga is 19-6 this season, and they have won three straight games. In their most recent game, they defeated Loyola Marymount by a score of 91-74.

When looking at Gonzaga’s ATS record this season, they are currently sitting at .500 with a record of 12-12. At home, the Bulldogs have gone 8-8 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Gonzaga has gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Gonzaga is 11-13 and today’s line of 152.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (154.2). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 166 points.

Gonzaga is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 91 points versus Loyola Marymount. This output is higher than their season-average of 85.2 points per game. For the season, the Gonzaga offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 50%. So far, they have hit 58% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 7 made three’s per contest.

Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 89th rank in the nation, allowing 68.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Gonzaga’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.8% this season.