The No. 17 Gonzaga Bulldogs (2-0) will be at home in McCarthey Athletic Center when they go head-to-head against the Utah State Aggies (2-1). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 147 points with Gonzaga set as a 16-point favorite. Action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Utah State Aggies vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds Preview
The last time the Aggies played, they had no trouble getting past the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, 83-47. DeAngelo Isby was the top scorer from either team with 17 points on 4-for-9 shooting. Utah State dominated every stat category in the game. They had a great turnover percentage of 9.5 and a free throw rate of 0.321. For those same stats, Mississippi Valley State was 23.2 and 0.180, respectively.
The Bulldogs hope to keep it rolling after thoroughly outplaying the Howard Bison in their last game, 106-69. With 18 points on 7-for-14 shooting, Zach Norvell Jr. was the top scorer from either team. The Bulldogs had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.671 vs. 0.368) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (44.4 vs. 27.1).
Gonzaga could put on a ball-control clinic in this battle. Since the 2016-17 season, Gonzaga ranks 32nd in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.4 percent), while Utah State has forced the 33rd-fewest turnovers (16.5 percent).
The Aggies have had records of 16-18 straight up (SU) and 12-16-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Games featuring Utah State have finished under the O/U total 58.6 percent of the time since last season.
On the other hand, the Bulldogs, are 34-1 SU and 23-11-2 ATS since last season. A little over half of Gonzagas games have finished under the projected point total over that same period.
Utah State Aggies at Gonzaga Bulldogs Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Gonzaga, ATS Winner – Gonzaga, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bulldogs rank 46th in blocks per game (4.6) while the Aggies rank 199th (2.9).
- Gonzaga ranks second in assists allowed per game (9.5) while Utah State ranks 206th (13.9).
- The Bulldogs rank third in rebounds per game (41.3) while the Aggies rank 180th (35.6).
- Gonzaga ranks 96th in steals per game (6.8) while Utah State ranks 254th (5.0).