Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Davidson Wildcats
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Davidson Wildcats face off on Sunday in college basketball action in Anaheim. The Bulldogs are -7.5 point favorites over the Wildcats with an over/under point total set at 142.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are off and running this season as they are coming off of a blowout win against Oklahoma. Mark Few cleared his bench but the Zags were still scoring big late as they whipped the Sooners by 25. For the year Gonzaga is averaging 82.4 points, 15.8 assists, and they are shooting 51.8 percent. Defensively Gonzaga is allowing 53.8 points, 9.2 assists, and their opponents shoot 34.6 percent. Elias Harris is averaging 14 points and 9.0 rebounds, Gary Bell is averaging 10.2 points, Sam Dower is averaging 10 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Kevin Pangos is averaging 10 points and 3.6 assists. Gonzaga looks like they are going to be one of the better teams in the nation this season.
The Davidson Wildcats aren’t going to be sneaking up on anyone anymore as they have shown they can play with anyone. Davidson knocked off West Virginia on Friday night to set up this match up. As a team Davidson is averaging 76 points, 15.2 assists, and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.6 points, 8.2 assists, and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. De’Mon Brooks is averaging 18.2 points and 5.6 rebounds, Jake Cohen is averaging 11 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Chris Czerapowicz is averaging 11 points. Davidson took two losses earlier this year but they have shown up this past week.
Gonzaga is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 7-2 against the spread in their last nine neutral site games. Davidson is 3-8-1 against the spread in their last 12 non-conference games and 8-2-1 against the spread in their last 11 Sunday games.
The line here seems to be on the high side but Gonzaga is just too much for Davidson here and the Zags win easily and get the cover.
Gonzaga Bulldogs -7.5 Davidson Wildcats