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Gonzaga vs McNeese Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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Gonzaga vs McNeese Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

An opening-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 12th-seeded McNeese Cowboys (30-3) take the court against the No. 5 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-7) on Thursday at Delta Center. The contest starts at 7:25 PM ET, on TBS.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Gonzaga vs. McNeese Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:25 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TBS
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Arena: Delta Center

Before making an informed wager on Gonzaga-McNeese contest (in which Gonzaga is a 6.5-point favorite and the total has been set at 149.5 points), here are a few betting insights and trends for Thursday's game.

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Gonzaga vs. McNeese: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Gonzaga is 15-16-0 ATS this season.
  • McNeese has put together a 16-13-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • As a 6.5-point underdog or more in 2023-24, McNeese is 2-1 against the spread compared to the 11-10 ATS record Gonzaga racks up as a 6.5-point favorite.
  • The Bulldogs have covered the spread in a lower percentage of their home games than road games. They have covered six times in 14 games at home, and they've covered six times in 10 games when playing on the road.
  • This season, the Cowboys are 7-5-0 at home against the spread (.583 winning percentage). Away, they are 7-7-0 ATS (.500).

Gonzaga vs. McNeese: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Gonzaga has been the moneyline favorite in 25 games this season and has come away with the win 20 times (80%) in those contests.
  • The Bulldogs have a win-loss record of 16-1 when favored by -285 or better by bookmakers this year.
  • McNeese has won 66.7% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (4-2).
  • When playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +230 or longer, the Cowboys have gone 2-1 (66.7%).
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that Gonzaga has a 74% chance of pulling out a win.

Gonzaga vs. McNeese Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Gonzaga has a +509 scoring differential, topping opponents by 15.9 points per game. It is putting up 84.9 points per game to rank seventh in college basketball and is allowing 69 per outing to rank 86th in college basketball.
  • Graham Ike's team-leading 16.5 points per game ranks 161st in college basketball.
  • McNeese is outscoring opponents by 18.9 points per game, with a +624 scoring differential overall. It puts up 80.4 points per game (36th in college basketball) and gives up 61.5 per outing (fifth in college basketball).
  • Shahada Wells is ranked 91st in college basketball with a team-high 17.8 points per game.
  • The 38.9 rebounds per game the Bulldogs average rank 37th in college basketball, and are 7.3 more than the 31.6 their opponents pull down per outing.
  • Ike tops the team with 7.2 rebounds per game (159th in college basketball action).
  • The Cowboys are 129th in college basketball at 36.1 rebounds per game. That's 3.6 more than the 32.5 their opponents average.
  • Christian Shumate tops the Cowboys with 9.5 rebounds per game (30th in college basketball).
  • Gonzaga averages 107.6 points per 100 possessions on offense (third in college basketball), and gives up 87.4 points per 100 possessions (37th in college basketball).
  • The Cowboys average 106.2 points per 100 possessions on offense (eighth in college basketball), and allow 81.3 points per 100 possessions (fourth in college basketball).

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