The No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-1, 12-0 WCC) put their 18-game winning streak on the line when they meet the San Francisco Dons (17-10, 6-6 WCC) at McCarthey Athletic Center. The game will air on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
San Francisco Dons at Gonzaga Bulldogs ATS Prediction
The last time the Dons played, they topped the Santa Clara Broncos, 70-61. The Dons held the Broncos to an offensive rebounding percentage of 15.8 (below their season average of 24.2) and had a turnover percentage of 14.6 (better than their season average of 15.6). San Francisco received a boost from Jimbo Lull, who recorded 16 points and 14 rebounds.
The Bulldogs defeated the Pepperdine Waves in their last matchup, 89-77. The Bulldogs knocked down 19 of their 27 free throws (70.4 percent) and held the Waves to an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.4 (below their season average of 27.1). Filip Petrusev was the game’s leading scorer with 27 points on 9-for-20 shooting from the field.
The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. The Bulldogs rank 39th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.1 percent), while San Francisco ranks 27th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.5 percent).
This is the second game of the season between these two squads. In the first, Petrusev scored a game-high 23 points and the Bulldogs beat the Dons 83-79. He also put up 11 rebounds. Gonzaga did a fantastic job of getting and making free throws (25-32; 78.1 percent). San Francisco, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (8.3 vs. 19.0).
San Francisco Dons at Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Pick
Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – San Francisco, O/U – Over
Gonzaga ranks sixth in assists per game (17.3) while San Francisco ranks 200th (11.9).
The Dons rank 30th in three pointers attempted per game (26.7) while the Bulldogs rank 213th (20.0).
Gonzaga ranks 14th in rebounds per game (40.3) while San Francisco ranks 123rd (36.1).
The Bulldogs rank 46th in steals per game (7.9) while the Dons rank 102nd in steals allowed per game (6.2).
Gonzaga blocks 4.0 opponent shots per game, which ranks 57th in the nation. San Francisco ranks 78th in blocks allowed per game (3.0).
The Dons’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 0.8, down from 6.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 86.8 points per game (1.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.0 points per game (3.7 above their season average).