Gonzaga vs Grand Canyon Prediction, 03/17

Gonzaga vs Grand Canyon Prediction, 03/17

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The NCAA Tournament is finally here, and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are looking to continue their dominance on the college basketball scene. In their first-round matchup, they will take on the Grand Canyon Antelopes in what should be a thrilling game. Let's break down both teams and see who has the edge in this matchup.

 

Gonzaga Bulldogs

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the top-seeded team in the West region and come into the NCAA Tournament with a 28-5 record. They have been the best team in college basketball all season long, dominating opponents with their high-powered offense and solid defense.

Led by sophomore forward Drew Timme, who was named the WCC Player of the Year, the Bulldogs have been virtually unstoppable on offense. They rank first in the nation in scoring, averaging 92 points per game, and shoot a remarkable 55% from the field. Timme has been the key to their success, averaging 19 points and 7 rebounds per game while shooting an impressive 65% from the field.

But it's not just Timme who makes this team so dangerous. Gonzaga has a deep bench, with six players averaging double figures in scoring. Guards Jalen Suggs and Andrew Nembhard are both averaging over 9 points per game, while forward Corey Kispert is averaging 18 points per game and shooting 46% from beyond the arc.

Defensively, Gonzaga has also been solid, holding opponents to just 69 points per game. They are a balanced team that can score from anywhere on the court, and they have the experience and talent to make a deep run in the tournament.

 

Grand Canyon Antelopes

The Grand Canyon Antelopes are making their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, and they come into the tournament with a 24-11 record. Led by seniors Asbjorn Midtgaard and Alessandro Lever, the Antelopes have been a solid team all season long.

Midtgaard, a 7-foot center, has been a dominant force in the paint, averaging 14 points and 9 rebounds per game while shooting 61% from the field. Lever, a forward, is averaging 13 points and 5 rebounds per game and has been a reliable scorer for the Antelopes all season long.

Grand Canyon has been solid on both ends of the court, averaging 76 points per game while holding opponents to just 68 points per game. They are also a strong rebounding team, ranking 7th in the WAC with 33.7 rebounds per game.

While Grand Canyon is a solid team, they will have their work cut out for them against the top-seeded Bulldogs. They will need to play their best game of the season and hope Gonzaga has an off night if they want to pull off the upset. The Antelopes will need to rely on their strong defense and rebounding to slow down Gonzaga's high-powered offense.

 

Betting Trends

According to KingPin.pro, the betting trends for this game are fairly even. Miami has covered the spread in 16 of their 32 games this season, while Drake has covered in 19 of their 34 games. The total has gone over in 18 of Miami's games and in 16 of Drake's games.

 

Public Betting Data

The public betting data is also fairly even for this game, with 52% of bets going towards Miami and 48% going towards Drake.

 

Prediction

While anything can happen in March Madness, it's hard to see Grand Canyon pulling off the upset against the top-seeded Bulldogs. Gonzaga has been dominant all season long, and they have the talent and experience to make a deep run in the tournament.

Led by Drew Timme and a high-powered offense, Gonzaga should have no trouble putting up points against the Antelopes. While Grand Canyon is a solid team, they simply don't have the talent to keep up with Gonzaga for 40 minutes.

Look for Gonzaga to come out strong and dominate this game from start to finish. They should have no trouble covering the 15.5-point spread, making them a solid pick for your March Madness brackets.

 

PICK: Gonzaga Bulldogs -15.5 (-110)

 

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