College Basketball Picks – Gonzaga Bulldogs To Struggle Again Versus Arizona Wildcats
Written by North Shore Sports, Inc.
Here at Bookmaker Sportsbook, we’re always keeping a close eye on the hardwood, and this week, we’re set to make our college basketball picks in this duel of NCAA Tournament hopefuls, as the Arizona Wildcats take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
On Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 4:00 ET, the Arizona Wildcats (7-3, 4-6 ATS) and Gonzaga Bulldogs (5-2, 3-4 ATS) will get it on at Key Arena in Seattle, WA. Here at Bookmaker Sportsbook, our college basketball picks for this duel are all set! The telecast will be shown nationally on CBS.
Though this is technically a neutral site game, we know that the Zags are going to have the tremendous home court advantage in a game which will be played just a few hours away from their home in Spokane. That being said, if we want to make college basketball betting picks on Gonzaga, we know that we are going to have to lay some points.
This is a strategy that hasn’t worked out all that well over the course of the last week or so. Gonzaga was topped by the Illinois Fighting Illini in Champaign, and they followed that up last Saturday by getting beaten 74-67 at the Kennel against the Michigan State Spartans. The good news is that the team isn’t leaving home again until the start of the New Year, but the bad news is that it is just a 1-3 ATS team when playing as the home team.
The bigs are going to have to be the difference if the Bulldogs are to make for great college basketball gambling picks. Robert Sacre and Elias Harris are combining for 28.4 points and 15.2 boards per game, and they have also blocked a total of 14 shots in just seven outings coming into this week.
Arizona would have had the big man to combat in the form of Derrick Williams had he not elected to go to the NBA early. Now, the Cats are in some trouble, as they are really trying to find a consistent scorer in the paint that can do some damage at both ends of the court.
Solomon Hill and Jesse Perry are trying to get the job done, but they are literally the only two players in the entire Arizona rotation taller than 6’6″, and as a result, they are the only ones that we can count on when we make our college basketball wagering picks for rebounds; they’ve combined for 15.8 boards per game.
College Basketball Betting Pick – We have spoken about the struggles that the Zags have had at home, but we haven’t mentioned the successes that Arizona has had on the road. The team is already 3-0 ATS, and it nearly pulled off the upset at the Florida Gators last week. The Cats won the last battle of these two teams in ’08, and they might have the goods for an upset in Seattle this time around as well.
Making college basketball picks is often difficult, especially if you don’t have the right sportsbook on your side to give you the best prices. Take advantage of our great NCAA basketball lines at Bookmaker Sportsbook and knock down a three pointer in the clash between the Arizona Wildcats and Gonzaga Bulldogs today!
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