The No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs (7-0) clash with the No. 11 Oregon Ducks (6-0) in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort. The game starts at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 28, 2019, and will air on ESPN.
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Oregon Ducks ATS Prediction
In the Bulldogs’ last game, they blew out the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, 94-69. The Bulldogs had a much better free throw rate (0.220 vs. 0.065) and held the Golden Eagles to an offensive rebounding percentage of 24.3 (below their season average of 36.9). Joel Ayayi played a key role for Gonzaga with 21 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.
The Ducks barely escaped the No. 13 Seton Hall Pirates in their last outing, 71-69. The Ducks had a great free throw rate of 0.302 (above their season average of 0.226) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 44.1 (above their season average of 30.7). With 12 points and nine rebounds, Shakur Juiston put together a solid outing for Oregon.
Baskets could be hard to come by in this battle between two of the nation’s premier defenses. Oregon ranks 29th in defensive efficiency (95.4) and Gonzaga is sixth (90.5) dating back to the 2018-19 season.
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Oregon Ducks Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Gonzaga, O/U – Under
Gonzaga ranks 22nd in rebounds per game (39.3) while Oregon ranks 207th (34.8).
The Bulldogs rank 98th in three pointers allowed per game (21.0) while the Ducks rank 271st (24.5).
Gonzaga ranks fifth in assists per game (18.0) while Oregon ranks 150th (13.5).
The Bulldogs rank seventh in blocks per game (5.3) while the Ducks rank 74th (4.0).
Oregon ranks 25th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while Gonzaga ranks 55th (5.5).