A clear difference exists in Vegas lines NCAA basketball expectations between Gonzaga and Washington. Indeed, the Gonzaga Bulldogs are a top choice to make the Final Four, at the very least. Head coach Mark Few’s Zags have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Of major concern is a defense that is less than stout. Contrarily the Washington Huskies are rebuilding with new head coach Mike Hopkins. U-Dub has not made the Big Dance since 2011 and has never reached the level of Gonzaga’s success. Certainly, the Zags have evolved from lovable dogs into a national power.
Washington Huskies vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date and Time: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 10 p.m. Eastern
Location: McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, WA
Washington vs. Gonzaga TV Coverage: ESPN2
Gonzaga has opened the season as a phenomenal value with Vegas lines NCAA basketball. To show the Bulldogs are 8-0 straight up, 7-1 against the spread, and 7-1 over the total. Last time on the hardwood was a 103-92 payout by the Zags at Creighton. Extending that win was a demonstration of Gonzaga’s quality scoring depth. Zach Novell Jr had 28 points while Brandon Clarke added 27 and Rui Hachimura had 22. More emphatically Gonzaga rates second in the nation for scoring offense. But the leaky defense ranks 266th in the nation for points allowed.
Washington has not been nearly as effective as an offshore betting sportsbook value. In fact, U-Dub has covered just two of their last six games. Overall Washington has a record of 5-2 straight up, 3-4 against the spread, and 3-4 under the total. Last game the Huskies did cash in with an 83-59 home payout over Eastern Washington. In comparison to Gonzaga U-Dub has vastly inferior firepower. Washington ranks only 230th nationally for scoring offense. Balanced against that is a respectable defense that ranks 87th. Jaylen Nowell leads the Huskies with 18.1 points per game.
Stats to Consider
Washington has been slightly in the black in road games recently. For example, the Huskies have covered five of their last nine away tilts. Four of U-Dub’s last five road contests have gone over the total. In the same way Gonzaga has been an impressive wagering value at home. The Zags have paid in five of their last six at The Kennel. And their last four home games have gone over the total.
Team vs. Team
Gonzaga has had complete control of the cashier’s cage in their series with Washington. As a matter of fact, the Bulldogs have covered the line in their last seven meetings with the Huskies. Also, five of the last six games between these teams have gone over the total. Additionally, at The Kennel, Gonzaga has won and covered their last three games against U-Dub. All three games went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
This matchup shows Gonzaga with a clear advantage due to their scoring depth. As mentioned earlier they own the Vegas lines NCAA basketball against Washington. For whatever reason the U-Dub program cannot gain traction. Certainly, they don’t rate with the Zags.
Washington vs. Gonzaga NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
To conclude Gonzaga should win this one going away!
Washington vs. Gonzaga NCAA Betting Online Pick: Gonzaga Bulldogs
Washington vs. Gonzaga NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Gonzaga 101, Washington 72
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