Last Updated: 2019-11-19
The No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs (4-0) are off to a hot start and will try to stay unbeaten when they square off with the UT Arlington Mavericks (2-2) at McCarthey Athletic Center. Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
UT Arlington Mavericks at Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds Preview
In the Mavericks’ last matchup, they were blown out by the No. 14 Oregon Ducks, 67-47. UT Arlington’s David Azore finished with 11 points and six rebounds in the contest. Oregon held the Mavericks to an effective field goal percentage of 0.281 (below their season average of 0.505). UT Arlington, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.172 vs. 0.085).
The Bulldogs will look to maintain momentum after dismantling the Texas A&M Aggies in their last matchup, 79-49. Gonzaga rallied around Filip Petrusev, who finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Gonzaga dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 45.5 (above their season average of 39.1) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.548 (below their season average of 0.661). For those same stats, Texas A&M was 26.2 and 0.330, respectively.
This showdown pits one of the country’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses as Gonzaga ranks first in effective field goal percentage (0.594) and UT Arlington is 49th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.475) dating back to last season.
The Bulldogs won the only contest against the Mavericks last season, 89-55. The Bulldogs played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.356 and a great effective field goal percentage of 0.576. The Mavericks had marks of 0.127 and 0.324, respectively, for those same stats.
UT Arlington Mavericks at Gonzaga Bulldogs ATS Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Gonzaga, ATS Winner – UT Arlington, O/U – Over
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Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Bulldogs rank 50th in steals per game (7.5) while the Mavericks rank 152nd (6.2).
UT Arlington averages 24.6 three pointers per game, which ranks 79th in the NCAA. Gonzaga ranks 99th in three pointers allowed per game (21.1).
Gonzaga averages 5.5 blocks per game, which ranks third in the country. UT Arlington ranks 212th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
The Bulldogs average 39.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 21st in the nation. The Mavericks rank 216th in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).
Gonzaga ranks fourth in assists per game (18.1) while UT Arlington ranks 182nd (13.0).