Kent State vs Gonzaga Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 5 (Bulldogs Bounce Back in Close Home Win)

Kent State vs Gonzaga Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 5 (Bulldogs Bounce Back in Close Home Win)


Kent State vs Gonzaga Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Kent State Golden Flashes (6-2, 1-2 Away) vs. No. 14 Gonzaga Bulldogs (5-3, 2-0 Home)
Date: Monday, Dec. 5, 2022
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
McCarthey Athletic Center — Spokane, WA

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Sunday with a thrilling matchup between the Kent State Golden Flashes and No. 14 Gonzaga Bulldogs. Kent State took down South Dakota State by a score of 83-68 on Friday. Sincere Carry dropped a game-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting.

Meanwhile, Gonzaga fell short in a 64-63 loss to Baylor on Friday. The Bulldogs held a 7-point lead with under 2 minutes to go, but gave up a few three-pointers to let the Bears mount a comeback. Malachi Smith scored 16 points off the bench, while sophomore Nolan Hickman tallied 8 assists.

Kent State vs Gonzaga Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: KENT: (+860) | GONZ: (-1600)
Spread: KENT: +14.5 (+100) | GONZ: -14.5 (-124)
Total: 152.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Gonzaga enters this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 152.5 points, which is above average compared to Monday's projected totals.

Kent State vs Gonzaga Prediction & Pick

A 5-3 start to the season is not what college basketball fans expected from a team carried by the likes of senior Drew Timme and junior Julian Strawther. Gonzaga has been far from perfect, especially on the offensive end. The Bulldogs are averaging 14.9 turnovers per game (T-No. 292 in NCAA).

Gonzaga is back at home in Spokane for this game, though. It's a place where head coach Mark Few's squad has won 10 in a row and averages a reliable 104.0 points per game in 2022 (No. 1 in NCAA). This is a perfect get-right spot for a Bulldogs team that ranks ninth in shooting percentage (49.8%).

Gonzaga is also 5-0 in its last five games against a Mid-American opponent, so back the Bulldogs.

Final Score Prediction: Kent State: 68 | Gonzaga: 77

Kent State vs Gonzaga Betting Trends

- Kent State is 7-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Kent State's last five away games.
- Gonzaga is 10-0 straight up in its last 10 home games.
- The total has hit the over in eight of Gonzaga's last 12 games.

Kent State vs Gonzaga Best Bet

Gonzaga should win this game with the support of the crowd, but seeing a blowout on Monday night would be surprising. Kent state is 7-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games and 4-1 ATS in its last five games played on a Monday. It also has one of the most underrated defenses in the nation.

The Golden Flashes rank 18th in defensive efficiency and are allowing only 60.0 points per away game (T-No. 16 in NCAA). They also force 19.9 turnovers per game (No. 5 in NCAA). Gonzaga has been careless with the ball so far this year, which gives Kent State a great opportunity to cover.

Bet: Kent State Golden Flashes +14.5 (+100)

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