The Gonzaga Bulldogs are two wins away from another undefeated WCC campaign. A win against the San Francisco Dons this coming Thursday will move them a step closer to that goal. As for the Dons, they are one of the best teams in the conference, so look for them to play with pride, as they attempt to score a huge upset win at home. Check out our preview of this Gonzaga-San Francisco WCC matchup.
Betting Preview for the Gonzaga Bulldogs vs San Francisco Dons NCAA College Basketball Game on February 24 2022
Where: Memorial Gym (SF), San Francisco, CA
When: Thursday, February 24, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Gonzaga Bulldogs (odds)
Record: 23-2 Overall/12-0 Conference
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Gonzaga has won a game in WCC play. The Bulldogs recorded their 12th straight win to start conference play this season by defeating the Santa Clara Broncos at home last Saturday, 81-69. Among their WCC victims already include San Francisco, as the Bulldogs beat the Dons at home back in January, 78-62. Gonzaga took care of business against the Broncos despite not playing to its usual standards, especially on offense. The Bulldogs shot just 40.3 percent from the field in that game and had a 49.3 effective field goal percentage — both lower than their season numbers. Nevertheless, just having Drew Timme and Chet Holmgren should be enough for Gonzaga’s offense to overpower WCC opponents. In the first meeting with the Dons, Timme led the Bulldogs with 23 points, while Holmgren scored 22 points. On the season, Gonzaga is No.1 in the nation with 89.5 points per game on 52.9 percent shooting from the floor — also the best in the nation.
Gonzaga is 4-1 against the spread in its last five road games.
Betting on the San Francisco Dons (odds)
Record: 21-7 Overall/8-5 Conference
San Francisco is coming off a 69-64 road loss to the Saint Mary’s Gaels on Feb. 17. The Dons have a date with the Pacific Tigers this Monday before taking on the Bulldogs, but they certainly have their eyes on the rematch against Gonzaga. The Dons covered the spread as a 17-point underdog in the first meeting with Gonzaga, thanks to them keeping the Bulldogs’ offense from completely going off. Offensive rebounding will be key for San Francisco, as the Dons need that to slow down the game and limit Gonzaga possessions. San Francisco is No. 1 in the WCC with a 31.3 offensive rebound percentage. Another key for the Dons is their ability to disrupt the passing lanes. They are tops in the conference as well with a 7.2 steals percentage. Jamaree Bouyea, who leads the Dons with 17.3 points per game, scored 25 in the loss to Gonzaga, but is coming off a forgettable 2-point effort against Saint Mary’s.
San Francisco is 2-1 against the spread in its last three games.
Gonzaga wins, 84-68.
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