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Bulldogs Going After 16th Win in Row Against WCC Foe

One More Test Before Saint Mary’s Rematch

Before Gonzaga prepares to welcome West Coast Conference rival Saint Mary’s to Spokane, there is some unfinished business against a San Diego team with just four conference wins.

Gonzaga has won four straight games since a loss to Saint Mary’s and has scored at least 88 points in each of those contests.

Drew Timme #2 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs reacts after making a shot
Drew Timme #2 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs - Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Three of San Diego’s top five scorers are questionable. Eric Williams has missed the last four games with a foot injury, Seikou Sisoho Jawara has been out for the last two games and Jaiden Delaire’s hand injury has resulted in him missing four games in a row.

Dominick Harris and Efton Reid are questionable for Gonzaga while Kaden Perry continues to be sidelined.

Gonzaga moved up one spot to No. 12 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and remained 12th in the coaches’ poll.

According to the college basketball odds, Gonzaga (+3300) is tied for 14th in the odds to win the national championship. Gonzaga (+350) is still behind Saint Mary’s in the odds to win the West Coast Conference title.

Gonzaga is 10th in the latest NCAA NET rankings despite a 3-4 record in Quad 1 games. San Diego has lost all three of its Quad 1 games.

Let’s check the latest college basketball news, stats, injury reports and college basketball lines for San Diego vs Gonzaga. We’ve got plenty of NCAA basketball picks for you to consider.

Finding the Range

San Diego almost came up with perhaps the upset of the season in the West Coast Conference as the Toreros cut a double-digit lead to three in the closing seconds. However, San Diego did not get a chance to attempt the game-tying basket.

Marcellus Earlington had his run of seven straight 20-point games snapped with a 15-point effort in the loss to the Gaels.

Earlington had 30 points in each of the last two wins recorded by San Diego. He had 12 points and three rebounds in his previous matchup against the Bulldogs.

The college basketball lines total has gone over in 15 of San Diego’s last 20 games.

It’s Timme Time

Drew Timme put a hold on his professional career to try to lead Gonzaga to a national title so this is the time of the year when he should be playing his best basketball.

After finishing with 32 points and 13 rebounds in the previous two games, Timme went off for 34 points – four shy of his season-high – and seven rebounds in a win over Pepperdine.

Timme was 15 of 20 from the field as his teammates were able to give him more opportunities than in recent games.

It has helped that Julian Strawther is heating up as well with 26, 28 and 28 points over his last three games. He is 13 of 24 from 3-point range during that stretch to help open room for Timme to operate in the paint.

Timme has averaged 14 points in five previous meetings against San Diego.

The Las Vegas odds total has gone over in each of Gonzaga’s last five games and in six of the last seven contests against WCC teams.

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San Diego vs Gonzaga Head-to-Head

Gonzaga has won 15 straight games against San Diego. However, the Toreros have covered in five of the last nine meetings.

Gonzaga has been favored by at least 15 points in 12 of the last 14 meetings and has won by double figures in each of the previous seven games. The Bulldogs have scored at least 90 points in each of the last five meetings.

San Diego’s last win in the series came in 2014.

San Diego vs Gonzaga Game Information

  • Game: San Diego (11-17, 4-10 WCC) vs Gonzaga (23-5, 12-2)
  • Location: McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, WA
  • Day/Time: Thursday, Feb. 23, 11:00 p.m. ET
  • San Diego vs Gonzaga Live Stream: TBS.com

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San Diego vs Gonzaga Picks and Prediction

It is not really a question of whether Gonzaga is going to win, but can the Bulldogs cover as 23-point favorites? A fully healthy San Diego might have a decent chance to cover. However, there are injury concerns for three key San Diego players.

Gonzaga is first and San Diego third in the West Coast Conference in offensive efficiency so there could be plenty of points in this one. The Bulldogs led the country in scoring offense and field goal percentage.

San Diego has allowed its opponents to shoot 41% from 3-point range and has allowed the second-most 3-pointers in the WCC. That could be a problem against the nation’s top-scoring team.

The Bulldogs are 21-3 when listed by the sportsbook as the favorite while San Diego is 5-6 as the underdog.

Gonzaga is 7-5 against the spread (ATS) at home while San Diego has covered in just four of its 10 road games.

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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