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(33-1) Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Northwestern Wildcats (24-11)
2017 NCAA Tournament – West Region
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Bulldogs -10.5
CBB Betting Total: 136.5
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Gonzaga was out of sync early but got over their jitters and won easily. Sigh of relief for many bracket holders.
Northwestern scored a mild upset but it was an 8/9 game with Vandy on the losing end, by a bucket.
I did not see the game but like many was sweating when I saw that Gonzaga was losing for most of the first half in their opener. Still a win is a win.
The Good: 4 players scored in double figures and they gave up just 46 points. The Bad: Star guard Nigel Williams-Goss was not very sharp, though he did lead in rebounding.
Williams-Goss has been great this season so I am going with the win showing just how deep this team can be. This is a favourable matchup too.
Gonzaga is the rare team that loves to score inside and in this matchup they might be able to do so with little resistance. Northwestern is not very big.
Northwestern is one of the best stories of the Tournament, made all the better with their win against Vanderbilt in their very first NCAA game.
If they can get another one it will truly be a fairy tale. One thing they have going for them though is that they are not unaccustomed to facing teams as good as the Zags.
To win the Cats are going to need Bryant Macintosh to be in control like he was against Vandy – he led all scored with 25 points (out of a team 68).
They also have to find a way to neutralize a huge size advantage that the Bulldogs have. Northwestern does not give much playing time to anybody over 6’8″. It looks like the run is coming to an end.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 9-4-1 in NW last 14 games as an underdog.
- GONZ are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 Sat. games.
- Under is 14-5 in GONZ last 19 Sat. games.
- Under is 18-7 in GONZ last 25 non-conference games.
Free Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Northwestern Wildcats NCAAB Prediction:
Two way to look at the Zags first game – wake up call or sign of the apocalypse. I am going with the former they win this one and cover easily.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Gonzaga -10.5
I think this one is going to go up so you might want to get down sooner rather than later
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Gonzaga 80 – Northwestern 66
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