Gonzaga vs San Francisco Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 9 (Bulldogs Win Big in WCC Showdown)

Devon Platana
Gonzaga vs San Francisco prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Gonzaga vs San Francisco prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Young Kwak

Gonzaga vs San Francisco Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 16 Gonzaga (19-5, 8-2 WCC) vs. San Francisco (15-11, 4-7 WCC)
  • Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: McCarthey Athletic Center -- Spokane, Washington
  • Coverage: ESPN2

The No. 16 Gonzaga Bulldogs aim to return to their winning ways when the San Francisco Dons visit McCarthey Athletic Center for a WCC showdown on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Gonzaga suffered a 78-70 overtime loss against then-No. 18 Saint Mary's over the weekend, ending the Bulldogs' winning streak at three games. San Francisco hasn't had much recent luck either. The Dons have lost back-to-back outings, most recently falling 84-70 to Santa Clara.

Can Gonzaga solidify its standing as a top-25 program with a strong effort at home? Or does San Francisco have what it takes to upset the Bulldogs in front of their fans?

Gonzaga vs San Francisco Odds & Spread

Gonzaga enters this contest as the heavy home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 155.5 points with -110 odds on both sides.

Gonzaga vs San Francisco Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Gonzaga is 8-15-0 this season.
  • The Bulldogs have an ATS record of 5-6 as 13.5-point favorites or greater.
  • There have been 12 Gonzaga's games (out of 23) that went over the total this season.
  • San Francisco has 13 wins in 25 games against the spread this season.
  • Out of San Francisco's 25 games so far this season, 10 have gone over the total.
Gonzaga Rank Gonzaga AVG San Francisco AVG San Francisco Rank
1st 85.7 Points Scored 74.9 111th
283rd 73.4 Points Allowed 70.7 213th
82nd 33.8 Rebounds 32.6 139th
166th 8.8 Off. Rebounds 8.2 221st
135th 7.8 3pt Made 10.0 11th
23rd 16.1 Assists 13.0 199th
81st 11.1 Turnovers 13.7 307th

Gonzaga vs San Francisco Prediction & Pick

This matchup's odds are lopsided and for good reason. Gonzaga has, arguably, the country's best offense, averaging 84.2 points (No. 1) while shooting 51.0% from the field (No. 1) and 38.1% from three-point range (No. 20). Even more impressive is that the Bulldogs' attack increases to an 89.8 PPG clip at home.

It's hard to believe that San Francisco can keep pace with Gonzaga's offense. On top of losing three of their last five away games, the Dons operate at a minus-0.4 scoring margin on the road. It doesn't help that they're giveaway-prone either, averaging 14.3 turnovers per contest overall (T-No. 311).

Furthermore, Gonzaga has won 25 straight games against San Francisco and has not lost at home to the Dons since February 1989 — a winning streak of 33 straight contests. In other words, the Bulldogs won't have any issues increasing their win total tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Gonzaga: 88 | San Francisco: 70

Gonzaga vs San Francisco Best Bet

A 14.5-point spread can be intimidating, but blowing out San Francisco is what Gonzaga does best. The Bulldogs have won their last eight matchups against the Dons at McCarthey Athletic Center by an average of 28.4 points, winning by at least 15 in all but one of those contests.

With San Francisco unable to keep things close in Spokane, back Gonzaga covering the spread.

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