Free CBB Hoops Pick: Bulldogs vs Mustangs Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Gonzaga Bulldogs taking on the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, February 13 at the Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
Gonzaga Bulldogs 20-5 (7-1 V) vs. SMU Mustangs 20-3 (12-1 H)
Date: Saturday, February 13
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: SMU -5.5
CBB Betting Total: 145
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One of the biggest games for Gonzaga takes place tomorrow as they head into Dallas to take on SMU.
By some, Gonzaga is considered a very hard bubble team that could go either way. SMU has plenty of motivation here as they have self imposed bans on them for this season, making games like this more exciting as they won’t endure the madness in March.
The Zags opened the season as one of the top teams in the nation, but really tapered off.
Now, they sit at 20-5, winners of 6 straight, but don’t have the marquee win to add to their resume. Their best win came against #18 Connecticut way back earlier in the season and their weak conference schedule doesn’t do them any favors.
They key here for the Zags will be playing a full game of solid defense. On the season, Gonzaga averages 70 points against on the road. This team won’t force many turnovers, but what they will do is force the opposition into some tough shots and make them work the shot clock.
Gonzaga hasn’t had much problem on the road against weaker opponents as they’ve gone 7-1 SU in true road games this season. That also includes the 3 straight they most recently won before heading to Texas.
SMU was one of the last undefeated teams, but have since fallen off a bit.
Regardless of what they do, they won’t endure any type of postseason play with a the self imposed ban. Now, its game like these that give them that championship feel.
The Mustangs rank number 5 in the nation in terms of total offense as they average 81.3 points per game at home. This team loves to shoot from anywhere on the floor and they will crash the boards with the other 4 players on the floor. SMU is one of the best teams at getting 2nd chances, especially right at the rim.
SMU is simply in a different class than the opponents the Zags have faced this season as they shoot the ball at a 43% clip from behind the arc and are #4 in the nation in field goal percentage.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Bulldogs are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 road games.
- Bulldogs are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game.
- Bulldogs are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Mustangs are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games.
- Mustangs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
Free CBB Prediction:
The Bulldogs know this is a must win game.
However, SMU is dominant at home and is simply in a different class from the opponents the Zags have seen this season. Look for SMU to really use their high pressured defense to open up some transition buckets.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: SMU ATS
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: SMU 83- Gonzaga 72
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