#1 Gonzaga vs San Diego - Picks Of The Day Feb 23rd

Joe Catalano

Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:21 PM UTC

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 6:21 PM UTC

The WCC has been a cashcow for us as we've been primarily riding the Gonzaga Bulldogs to the bank and now recently the St. Mary's Gaels and their ferocious defense. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have clearly been the best team in college basketball, straight up and against the spread. While odds makers have created massive odds against Gonzaga, the Bulldogs keep covering. Tonight, Gonzaga has a quite easy matchup against San Diego as they're a 22 point betting favorite.

#1 Gonzaga vs San Diego 

These teams are no strangers as they met earlier in the season with Gonzaga defeating the Toreros 79-43. San Diego has also endured a loss against St. Mary's in which they scored a mere 27 points for the entire game. What case can be made for San Diego as Gonzaga has gotten even stronger?

No Points, No Win

This matchup is as clear cut as it get's. From a San Diego perspective, this is a team that's lost 7 out of their last 9 games with scoring outputs of 43 against San Francisco, 43 against Gonzaga, 53 against Loyola Marymount, 27 against St. Mary's, and 58 against Pacific. Some of these teams are far from being world-beaters and if the Toreros can't produce points against the Zags, this should be another blowout in favor of Gonzaga and the betting spread look's scarier than it actually is. In my opinion, 22 points is very low!

Total Dominance

For the Bulldogs, this is a squad that's gone 18-5-1 ATS along with their undefeated record SU for the season. With two-way player Nigel Williams- Goss leading the way, Gonzaga will be tough for any team to beat all season long. After missing a game, Williams-Goss has come back strong, averaging 20.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 2.7 steals per game in his last 3 games. Add in the presence of 7 foot 1, 300 pound, Przemek Karnowski and this game will be a blowout. My only concern is that the starters take an early seat, but not enough to prevent me from siding with the best team in college hoops.

Free NCAAB Pick: Gonzaga -22Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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