Northern Illinois vs Gonzaga Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 12 (Bulldogs Extend Lengthy Home Winning Streak)

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

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Northern Illinois Huskies (3-6, 1-4 Away) vs. No. 18 Gonzaga Bulldogs (7-3, 4-0 Home)
Date: Monday, Dec. 12, 2022
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Venue: McCarthey Athletic Center — Spokane, WA

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Monday with an exciting matchup between the Northern Illinois Huskies and No. 18 Gonzaga Bulldogs. Northern Illinois is coming off an 84-47 loss to Idaho on Friday where it shot just 33.3% from the floor and turned the basketball over 16 times.

Meanwhile, Gonzaga took care of business on Friday night with a 77-60 win over Washington. Senior Drew Timme logged a game-high 22 points to go along with 7 rebounds, while junior Julain Strawther posted a double-double (18 points & 12 rebounds). The Bulldogs shot a solid 51.9% from the floor.

Northern Illinois vs Gonzaga Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: NIU: (N/A) | GONZ: (N/A)
Spread: NIU: +31.5 (-110) | GONZ: -31.5 (-110)
Total: 151.5 —Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

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 151.5 points, which is above average compared to Monday's projected totals.

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Northern Illinois vs Gonzaga Prediction & Pick

It hasn't gone well for anyone that has had to make the trip to Spokane and play Gonzaga. The Bulldogs finished with a perfect 16-0 home record last season and have won their first four games at McCarthey Athletic Center this season, too. Those four wins have come by an average of 21.7 points.

Don't expect the Huskies to put up much of a fight Northern Illinois ranks outside the top 250 teams in statistical categories such as points per game (64.1), shooting percentage (41.3%) and turnovers per game (16.9). It is also allowing 73.9 points per game on the defensive end (No. 252 in NCAA).

Look for Gonzaga to extend their lengthy home winning streak to a ridiculous 71 games in a row.

Final Score Prediction: Northern Illinois: 56 | Gonzaga: 93

Northern Illinois vs Gonzaga Betting Trends

- Northern Illinois is 11-3-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 15 games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Northern Illinois' last five games.
- Gonzaga is 10-0 straight up in its last 10 home games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Gonzaga's last five games.

Northern Illinois vs Gonzaga Best Bet

Gonzaga seems to be finding its groove after a rather slow start. The Bulldogs never let a prominent Washington team get closer than 7 points down in the second half on Friday and ended up covering a 16.5-point spread. On the other side, NIU was outscored 49-23 in the second half against Idaho.

The Huskies have already lost by 34 or more points twice this season and that was against Sam Houston State as well as Idaho. Neither one of those teams possess the kind of talent this Gonzaga team does. The Bulldogs average an impressive 84.7 points per home game, so back a blowout.

Bet: Gonzaga Bulldogs -31.5 (-110)

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