San Diego Toreros vs Gonzaga Bulldogs - NCAA Basketball Picks Of The Day Jan 26h

Joe Catalano

Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:47 PM UTC

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 7:47 PM UTC

The Bulldogs have been dominatiing the opposition all season long and covering the spread in almost all of their games along the way. This has been a great team to tail. In another lopsided matchup. the Bulldogs square off against the San Diego Toreros in what look's to be another blowout. Can the Zags cover the large number?

San Diego Toreros (10-10) vs #3 Gonzaga Bulldogs (20-0) The Season of a Lifetime

Gonzaga has always been a great regular season basketball squad and then have had difficulties in the NCAA Tournament. This season appears to be their best season ever as they're defeating opponents by double-digits (13-4 ATS) and things will get very interesting come tournament time. On the docket tonight for the Bulldogs are the .500 Toreros. While San Diego has been a mere average basketball team in a below average conference, they are 12-4 ATS and this is something to think about as Gonzaga is a massive -26 point betting favorite. 

Gonzaga is coming off of back to back wins over the Portland Pilots. In both games, they defeated Portland by an average of 20 points per game but were unable to cover the spread in either of them. Odds makers are testing the bettor. If you're going to pick Gonzaga, you're going to have to lay a ton of points and as a team, Gonzaga's goal is to win the game and entertain; not win the game and cover the spread.

In Gonzaga's most recent game, they got off to an early 15 point lead at halftime. 7 foot 1, 300 pound, Przemek Karnowski had some of the burden lifted from him as he played just 19 minutes and was 4 of 4 from the field for 8 points to go along with 5 rebounds and 2 blocks.

In games against mediocre competition, this is what Nigel Williams- Goss and Karnowski need. That said, this could affect the outcome of the game. One negative to take away from the game for the Zags is the play of leading scorer, Nigel Williams- Goss. WIlliams-Goss was just 2 of 9 from the field for 4 points and 5 rebounds. I look for Williams- Goss to get a ton of playing time in this game despite the score as Gonzaga need's their best player to be up to his usual standards.

 Brett Bailey

With the exception of Brett Bailey, this San Diego Toreros team really has no resistance to offer in this game. Bailey is having a marvelous senior season, averaging 17.4 points and 7 rebounds per game. He scored 18 of San Diego's 43 points in their loss against San Francisco. It simply won't be enough here. Gonzaga wins in a blowout.


Free NCAAB Pick: Gonzaga Bulldogs -26Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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