Gonzaga vs San Diego Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 23 (Bulldogs Demolish Toreros in High-Scoring Game)

Gonzaga vs San Diego Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 23 (Bulldogs Demolish Toreros in High-Scoring Game)


Gonzaga vs San Diego Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 12 Gonzaga (23-5, 12-2 WCC) vs. San Diego (11-17, 4-10 WCC)
  • Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 PM ET
  • Venue: McCarthey Athletic Center -- Spokane, Washington
  • Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Thursday with an exciting matchup between the San Diego Toreros and No. 12 Gonzaga Bulldogs. San Diego travels to Spokane on a three-game losing streak that includes a 62-59 loss to Saint Mary's on Thursday. Nic Lynch scored 17 points.

Meanwhile, Gonzaga returns home on a four-game winning streak that was extended thanks to a 97-88 victory over Pepperdine on Saturday. Senior Drew Timme and junior Julian Strawther combined for 62 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Which streak will grow even longer on Thursday night?

Gonzaga vs San Diego Odds & Spread

Gonzaga enters this contest as a clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 11 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 164.5 points, which is above average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

Gonzaga vs San Diego Betting Trends

  • Gonzaga has 10 wins in 27 games against the spread this season.
  • The Bulldogs have won twice ATS (2-3) as a 20.5-point favorite or more this year.
  • Gonzaga has seen 16 of its 27 games hit the over.
  • San Diego has 10 wins in 26 games against the spread this season.
  • San Diego has seen 19 of its 26 games go over the point total.
Gonzaga Rank Gonzaga AVG San Diego AVG San Diego Rank
1st 87.5 Points Scored 77.9 46th
299th 74.2 Points Allowed 79.5 355th
99th 33.4 Rebounds 30.6 255th
160th 8.8 Off. Rebounds 9.0 140th
156th 7.6 3pt Made 7.9 120th
21st 16.1 Assists 13.0 186th
54th 10.7 Turnovers 11.2 95th

Gonzaga vs San Diego Prediction & Pick

Thursday's slate features a ton of games that could go either way, but this is not one of them. San Diego has posted a 3-7 road record this season and is now faces a Gonzaga team that has lost one home game all year. The Bulldogs own a +18.3 average scoring margin at home, too (No. 12 in NCAA).

Gonzaga should pull away in this matchup early considering it shoots 51.7% from the floor (No. 1 in NCAA) on the year and has drained an average of 20.3 free throws over its last three games (No. 8 in NCAA). San Diego has allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 49.3% (No. 360 in NCAA).

San Diego has lost 15 straight games against Gonzaga, so fading the Toreros is the way to go here.

Final Score Prediction: Gonzaga: 97 | San Diego: 70

Gonzaga vs San Diego Best Bet

Backing a college basketball team to cover a 22.5-point spread is risky considering all it takes is one bad shooting night or a couple of careless turnovers for that cover to be blown. However, Gonzaga has a reputation of keeping its foot on the pedal and that is going to come in handy on Thursday.

The Bulldogs have logged 15 straight wins over the Toreros and eight of those wins have come by at least 23 points. San Diego is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games against Gonzaga and 4-14-1 ATS in its last 19 games in February. Talent will prevail in a blowout win for the home team.

Bet: Gonzaga Bulldogs -22.5 (-120)

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