|Game||Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Baylor Bears|
|Date & Time||Saturday March 23, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
GONZ -12.5 Total 148
The No. 9 seeded Baylor Bears will face the No. 1 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah in an NCAA Tournament West Region second round matchup on Saturday. Baylor defeated Syracuse in its first round matchup 78-69 on Thursday night. The Bears used hot shooting from the outside to dissect the tough Orange zone defense. Baylor made 16 3-pointers in the win. Makai Mason scored 22 points for the Bears in the win.
Gonzaga had its way against Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday winning easily 87-49 after leading at the half 53-17. Rui Hachimura led Gonzaga in the win with 21 points and eight boards. The Bulldogs held the Knights to 30% shooting and 6 for 21 from downtown. The Bulldogs emptied the bench with over eight minutes left to play.
Tristan Clark leads Baylor in scoring with an average of 14.6 points per game. The leading rebounder is Mark Vital with an average of 7.2 per game. Makai Mason leads the Bears in assists with an average of 3.3 per game. Baylor is shooting 44.0% from the field and 34.0% from 3-point territory.
Rui Hachimura leads Gonzaga in scoring with an average of 20.1 points per game. Brandon Clarke is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 16.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Josh Perkins is leading the Bulldogs in assists with an average of 6.5 per game. Gonzaga is shooting 53.2% from the field and 36.5% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends
Baylor is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Bears last 7
Gonzaga is 4-5 ATS in its last 9
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Bulldogs last 10
Gonzaga has had its problems covering the number this season due to facing so many double-digit point spreads. However, the Bulldogs bounced back well from their loss to Saint Mary’s in the West Coast Conference tourney title game and easily covered their opener behind the play of Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke and look for more of the same versus Baylor. Final Score Prediction, Gonzaga Bulldogs win and cover ATS 84-68.