The No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs (8-0) clash with the Michigan Wolverines (6-0) in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort. The game begins at 2 p.m. ET on Friday, November 29, 2019.
Michigan Wolverines vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs ATS Prediction
The Wolverines will be hoping for similar success after beating the No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels in their last contest, 73-64. Michigan was lights out from beyond the arc (11-26; 42.3 percent). North Carolina, meanwhile, forced the Wolverines into a turnover percentage of 20.9 (above their season average of 17.7). With 24 points on 9-for-14 shooting, Eli Brooks was the top scorer from either team.
The last time the Bulldogs played, they edged the No. 11 Oregon Ducks, 73-72. One of Gonzaga’s largest strengths was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 16-20 (80.0 percent), while the Ducks were 10-14 (71.4 percent). Filip Petrusev was the game’s leading scorer with 22 points on 7-for-15 shooting from the field.
The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the prolific offense of Gonzaga takes on the top-notch defense of Michigan. Since last season, the Bulldogs rank first in offensive efficiency, while the Wolverines are fifth in defensive efficiency. Furthermore, the Wolverines rank 313th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.189), while the Bulldogs rank 19th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.176).
Michigan Wolverines vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Pick
Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Gonzaga, O/U – Under
Gonzaga ranks 17th in rebounds per game (39.5) while Michigan ranks 177th (35.3).
The Wolverines rank second in three pointers allowed per game (16.9) while the Bulldogs rank 102nd (21.1).
Gonzaga ranks fifth in assists per game (17.8) while Michigan ranks 86th (14.3).
The Bulldogs rank sixth in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Wolverines rank 84th (3.0).
Michigan ranks fourth in steals allowed per game (4.4) while Gonzaga ranks 62nd (5.6).