Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Pacific Tigers - NCAAB Picks Of The Day

Joe Catalano

Saturday, December 31, 2016 5:49 PM UTC

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 5:49 PM UTC

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have been a real crutch to lean on as they remain undefeated and have been dominant up until this point. After a 30 point victory over a short-handed Pepperdine Waves team, the Bulldogs get another easy matchup in the Pacific Tigers. There's no reason why we shouldn't expect anything different from Gonzaga in this lopsided matchup.

#7 Gonzaga Bulldogs (13-0) vs Pacific Tigers (6-8) 

Along with winning each game, Gonzaga has been a bettor's best friend as they're 8-2 ATS and this is a team that I've been tailing quite a bit. As I've mentioned before, Gonzaga is an outstanding regular season team that usually fizzles out in the NCAA Tournament as March Madness is a one game elimination situation.

Inside and Outside Presence

We also pointed out two players on the Gonzaga squad that would have big games against Pepperdine in transfer Nigel Williams-Goss and 7 foot 1, 300 pound Przemek Karnowski .Each player didn't disappoint us as they led the Bulldogs with 16 points apiece in a 92-62 blowout of Pepperdine. These numbers and their seasonal numbers may not seem like a lot to some, but these are players that are seeing just over 20 minutes per game due to blowouts. This leads to "garbage time" where the bench players take the court. Facing an underachieving Pacific squad, Williams-Goss and Karnowski should take another early seat as this game appears to be headed for another blowout.

Look for Karnowski to dominate the paint with his pure mass and Nigel Williams-Goss will be a pest to Pacific on both ends of the court. Williams-Goss is coming off of a 4 steal effort against Pepperdine as he's a mutli-faceted player that does many things well. He can hit the timely basket, drain the 3-ball, find the open man, and play lockdown defense. Pacific is simply not in the same league as Gonzaga and we will see that being displayed tonight.

Separating the Men From the Boys.

As for Pacific, this is a team that faced UCLA in their season opener and lost by 39 points and have been going downhill ever since. The season only get's tougher during inter-conference play and Pacific found this out as the Portland Pilots defeated the Tigers 80-76. This is a game that saw Alec Wintering put up 26 points on the Tigers defense and now the level of opposition get's tougher as the Tigers are facing a top 10 powerhouse in the Bulldogs.

This game is a complete mismatch and 18 points isn't a lot considering the dominance of Gonzaga and the poor play of Pacific. 

 Free NCAAB Pick: Bulldogs -18Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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