Washington vs Gonzaga Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 9 (Bulldogs' Attack Outpaces Huskies in Spokane)

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

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Washington Huskies (7-2, 0-1 Away) vs. No. 18 Gonzaga Bulldogs (6-3, 3-0 Home)
Date: Friday, Dec. 9, 2022
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Venue: McCarthey Athletic Center — Spokane, WA
Coverage: ROOT Plus

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Friday, Dec. 9 with a showdown between Pac-12 and WCC programs as the Washington Huskies take on the No. 18 Gonzaga Bulldogs.

After losing to Oregon State, Washington bounced back with a solid 73-63 victory over Colorado on Sunday. Meanwhile, Gonzaga has been alternating between wins and losses lately, however, the Bulldogs did pick up the W in their latest outing, defeating Kent State 73-66 earlier this week.

Can Washington keep the ball rolling by taking down its ranked opponent? Or will Gonzaga finally win back-to-back games for the first time since the end of November?

Washington vs Gonzaga Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: WASH: (+1060) | ZAGA: (-2500)
Spread: WASH: +16.5 (-105) | ZAGA: -16.5 (-115)
Total: 148.5 - Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Gonzaga enters this contest as the heavy favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 148.5 points, which is above average compared to Friday's projected totals.

Washington vs Gonzaga Prediction & Pick

Gonzaga has absolutely dominated Washington over the last 24 years. Not only have the Bulldogs won 13 of the last 14 matchups against the Huskies since 1998, but the former has also been victorious in each of the last six collisions.

I don't expect Gonzaga's dominance to end any time soon, either. The Bulldogs have won 10 straight home games, whereas the Huskies have lost each of their last five road contests. Now, Washington must go up against a Gonzaga team that boasts a plus-24.0 scoring margin at McCarthey Athletic Center this season.

Gonzaga also averages 80.2 PPG (No. 28) on 49.3% shooting (No. 16). Needless to say, it's going to be tough for Washington to keep pace after being held to fewer than 70 points in four of its last six games while shooting just 44.4% from the field (No. 143) this season.

Unless Gonzaga comes out completely flat-footed, this should be a straightforward bout.

Final Score Prediction: Gonzaga: 87 | Washington: 72

Washington vs Gonzaga Betting Trends

- Washington is 1-8 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games against Gonzaga.
- Gonzaga is 7-0 straight up in its last seven home games against Washington.
- The total has hit the under in each of Washington's last five games played in December.
- The total hit the over in six of the last eight Washington-Gonzaga matchups.

Washington vs Gonzaga Best Bet

While I expect the Bulldogs to win, I don't like them being favored by 16.5 points. For starters, Gonzaga has failed to cover the spread in each of its last five games. On top of that, the team's last two victories over Washington have only come by single digits.

Furthermore, Washington is a promising 4-1 ATS in its last five matchups and has yet to lose by double-digits this season. As long as the Huskies' defense remains strong, I expect the final outcome to be slightly closer than what the odds predict.

Bet: Washington +16.5 (-105)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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