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Gonzaga vs Texas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 16 (Back the Over in Matchup Filled With Elite Scorers)

Larry Rupp
Gonzaga vs Texas prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Gonzaga vs Texas prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Young Kwak
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Gonzaga vs Texas Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs (2-0, 0-0 Away) vs. No. 11 Texas Longhorns (2-0, 2-0 Home)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Moody Center — Austin, TX
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Wednesday night with a matchup between the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs and No. 11 Texas Longhorns. Gonzaga snuck by Michigan State by a score of 64-63 on Friday. Senior Drew Timme guided the Bulldogs with 22 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists.

Meanwhile, Texas took care of business on Thursday with a commanding 82-31 win over Houston Baptist. Six different players scored in double-digits, but it was Dillon Mitchell and Timmy Allen that stole the show. Both Longhorn ballers posted a double-double in only 18 or less minutes played.

Gonzaga vs Texas Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: GONZ: (+118) | TEXAS: (-142)
Spread: GONZ: +2.5 (-110) | TEXAS: -2.5 (-110)
Total: 143.5 —Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Texas enters this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 143.5 points, which is about average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

Gonzaga vs Texas Prediction & Pick

The Bulldogs know how to win games. They were down by 12 points in the second half against the Spartans, but battled their way back possession by possession. The benefit of having experienced players like Timme and one of the best head coaches in the nation in Mark Few was on full display.

These two teams met in November of last season as Gonzaga took down Texas by a score of 86-74. Timme dominated with 37 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. The Longhorns had no answer for him down low and don't have anyone to match up with him this time around, either. Give me the Bulldogs.

Final Score Prediction: Gonzaga: 76 | Texas: 72

Gonzaga vs Texas Betting Trends

- Gonzaga is 17-3 straight up in its last 20 games against the Big 12.
- The total has hit the over in four of Gonzaga's last six games.
- Texas is 2-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Texas' last six games in November.

Gonzaga vs Texas Best Bet

Texas has shown a tendency to play at a slow pace and work the shot clock down before getting a shot up. On the other side, Gonzaga is one of the fastest-paced offenses in the country and is never afraid to shoot the rock. Something has to give and I expect the Longhorns to change their strategy.

Relying on Timme early will give the Bulldogs a quick lead and force the Longhorns to keep up with efficient possessions. Overall, the total has hit the over in four of Gonzaga's last six games. The over has also cashed in each of the last three head-to-head matchups between these talented squads.

Bet: Over 143.5 Points (-114)

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