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Connecticut vs Gonzaga Pick & Preview: Saturday, March 25th Betting Odds
Huskies vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Connecticut Huskies at Gonzaga Bulldogs
- Where: Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena
- Date: Saturday, March 25th
- Betting Odds: Connecticut -2.5, UCONN -139 | GNZG +116 O/U 153.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Gonzaga, the Connecticut Huskies will be taking the floor for the 34th time this season and have an overall record of 25-8. So far, the Huskies have played 14 games on the road, with a record of 8-6. This season, Connecticut has been favored to win in 34 games, sitting with a mark of 27-7. For today’s contest, Connecticut has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.
Adama Sanogo comes into today’s game as the Huskies’ leading scorer at 16.76 points per contest. Not only has Sanogo been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Connecticut’s top rebounder at 7.27 boards per contest. Behind Sanogo, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jordan Hawkins, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.13 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.5% of his shots and is adding 3.9 boards per game.
On offense, Connecticut is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 33 games, they have only hit 35.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.16% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Through 33 games, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have an overall record of 28-5. So far this season, Gonzaga has played 22 games at home, sitting with a record of 19-3. For the season, Gonzaga has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bulldogs being +2.5 point underdogs.
Drew Timme comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 20.88 points per contest. Not only has Timme been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Gonzaga’s top rebounder at 7.33 boards per contest. Behind Timme, the team has benefited from the strong play of Julian Strawther, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.12 points per game. Overall, he has hit 48.3% of his shots and is adding 5.94 boards per game.
Through 33 games, Gonzaga has been playing well on offense, averaging 87.8 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Bulldogs’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 37.9% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.38 made 3’s per contest.
Free Spread Prediction: Gonzaga Bulldogs +2.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Connecticut Huskies are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2.5. However, we anticipate Gonzaga putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Huskies as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Bulldogs to cover.