Gonzaga vs. Kansas Picks and Predictions – Saturday, Mar. 23

Feb 17, 2024; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Kansas Jayhawks center Hunter Dickinson (1) gestures after scoring a basket against the Oklahoma Sooners during the second half at Lloyd Noble Center.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-7) are set to face off against the Kansas Jayhawks (23-10) in a highly anticipated NCAA Tournament showdown. With both teams boasting impressive records and a spot in the Sweet 16 on the line, this matchup promises to be a battle of basketball titans.

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Kansas Jayhawks Odds Info

Moneyline: Gonzaga Bulldogs -195 (BetRivers) / Kansas Jayhawks +165 (PointsBet)

Spread: +4.5 – Gonzaga Bulldogs -105 (BetMGM) / Kansas Jayhawks -110 (Bet365)

Total: 151.5 – -110 (Bet365) / -110 (Bet365)

Game Info

Date: Saturday, Mar. 23

Time: 02:15 PM

Location: Delta Center – Salt Lake City, UT


Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends

  • On the road, Gonzaga Bulldogs are 8 and 2 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Gonzaga Bulldogs are 15 and 16.
  • Against the spread on the road, Gonzaga Bulldogs are 8 and 6.

Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends

  • At home, Kansas Jayhawks are 15 and 1 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Kansas Jayhawks are 13 and 18.
  • Against the spread at home, Kansas Jayhawks are 9 and 9.

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Kansas Jayhawks Predictions

The Gonzaga Bulldogs enter the game with a high-powered offense that ranks 10th in the nation, averaging 84.9 points per game, and a field goal percentage that is second-best at 51.6%. Led by forward Graham Ike, who averages 16.5 points per game, and the versatile Anton Watson, the Bulldogs have been on a tear with a four-game winning streak. Their ability to dominate inside the paint and control the boards, with an average of 39.2 rebounds per game, will be crucial against Kansas.

Kansas, on the other hand, has shown resilience throughout the season, with a strong home record of 15-1. The Jayhawks’ offense is led by the formidable center Hunter Dickinson, who not only contributes 18 points per game but also anchors the defense with 11.1 rebounds per game. The team’s overall field goal percentage sits at an impressive 49.2%, ranking them 12th in the nation. However, they will be without their top scorer, Kevin McCullar Jr., which could impact their offensive flow.

This game will likely come down to key matchups and which team can impose their style of play. Gonzaga’s offense, particularly their efficiency in scoring, will test the Jayhawks’ defense. Meanwhile, Kansas will need to leverage their home-court advantage and find ways to slow down Gonzaga’s offensive juggernaut. With both teams looking to advance to the Sweet 16, expect a fiercely competitive game that highlights the best of college basketball.

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Kansas Jayhawks Pick

The Gonzaga Bulldogs come into this matchup with a potent offense that has been consistently delivering high-scoring performances. Their impressive field goal percentage of 51.6% is a testament to their efficient scoring ability, and with players like Graham Ike leading the charge, they have the firepower to overcome the Kansas Jayhawks’ defense. Additionally, Gonzaga’s rebounding strength, averaging 39.2 rebounds per game, gives them an edge in controlling the game’s pace and securing second-chance points, which could be pivotal in a tightly contested game.

While Kansas boasts a strong home record and will have the support of their fans, the absence of Kevin McCullar Jr. could hinder their offensive capabilities. Gonzaga’s recent form, with a four-game winning streak, and their ability to perform under pressure, as seen in their last 10 games with a 9-1 record, make them the favorable pick. The Bulldogs’ balanced attack and depth are likely to challenge the Jayhawks, who have shown vulnerability with a 4-6 record in their last 10 games. Considering these factors, a moneyline bet on Gonzaga Bulldogs is the more convincing option for this NCAA Tournament showdown.

The Pick: Gonzaga Bulldogs -195 (BetRivers)