Planning on watching today’s Dons and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN2. The over/under for this West Coast conference contest is set at 151 points, with Gonzaga being favored by -9.5 at home against San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO DONS VS GONZAGA BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Francisco Dons +9.5

This game will be played at McCarthey Athletic Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE SAN FRANCISCO DONS:

  • 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 San Francisco at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can San Francisco Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

San Francisco enters this game with a 15-5 record and a 4-1 mark in West Coast Conference play. On the road, the Dons are 3-3 this season, and they have won their last two games away from home. For the year, San Francisco has an average scoring margin of +3.3 points per game on the road.

Coming into this game, San Francisco has been the underdog in four of its 20 games this season, and the team is 0-4 in those games. The Dons’ last game was a 77-60 loss to Saint Mary’s, and over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 5-5.

As the underdog, San Francisco has gone 2-2 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Dons have a record of 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road this year, San Francisco is 4-2 vs. the spread and their last 10 road games vs. the spread is 7-3.

This season, the over/under record for San Francisco games is 10-9. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 139.5 and their matchups have averaged 139.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 151 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those matchups is 155 points.

The San Francisco offense is coming off a game in which they scored 60 points vs. Saint Mary’s. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.2% while connecting on 2 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Ryan Beasley with 17 points. Malik Thomas also added 12 points for the Dons.

The Dons’ defense is presently ranked 17th nationally, allowing an average of 63.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, San Francisco’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.3% this season.

Will the Bulldogs Come Through as Home Favorites?

After their 105-63 win over San Diego, Gonzaga comes into this game with a 13-5 record. They have won their last two games and are 4-1 in West Coast Conference play. At home, the Bulldogs have gone 8-3 this season, and they have a scoring margin of +15.6 points per game.

So far, Gonzaga has been the favorite in 15 of their 18 games, going 12-3 in those matchups. For the season, they have a scoring margin of +13.0 points per game on the road, and they have won their last two games away from home.

When looking at Gonzaga’s ATS record this season, they are currently 8-9. At home, they have gone just 5-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs are 5-5.

Today’s over/under line of 151 is lower than the average over/under line in Gonzaga’s games this season (154.1). So far, their over/under record is 8-9. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 156 points and their OU record during this span is 1-2.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Gonzaga’s offense scored 105 points against San Diego. Their field goal percentage for the game was 56.5%, and they went 17/26 from the free-throw line. Braden Huff was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs, putting up 26 points. In addition, Ben Gregg contributed 15 points.

The Bulldogs’ defense is presently ranked 82nd nationally, allowing an average of 68.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.8 threes per game vs. San Francisco. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.7%.