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How and what to watch for No. 1 Gonzaga vs. San Francisco

The No. 1 Zags are on the road for a fifth straight outing.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Drew Timme celebrates with his teammates after their win against the Brigham Young Cougars at Marriott Center.  Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Due to some scheduling reshuffling as a result of COVID related postponements, the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs will hit the road for a fifth straight game on Saturday, traveling to the Bay Area to face the San Francisco Dons.

Gonzaga (19-0, 10-0 WCC) has continued to barrel through their conference slate, sporting the No. 2 offense in adjusted efficiency per KenPom, the third-fastest offense in average possessions and the No. 5 defense. As a result, the Corey Kispert-led club has been beating WCC opponents down by an average of 23.2 points per game. They did play their closest league game earlier in the week, when they went into Provo and downed BYU 82-71 on Monday.

San Francisco (10-9, 4-5) were early victims of the Zags’ war machine, falling 85-62 in Spokane on Jan. 2. The Dons, ranked 88th in KenPom, have been hot and cold in WCC action with results like a 73-50 beating of Santa Clara giving way to back-to-back losses to Saint Mary’s and Pepperdine heading into Saturday’s showdown. Veteran guards Jamaree Bouyea and Kahalil Shabazz have led the offensive charge for San Fran, both averaging just over 16 points a game.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Gonzaga vs. San Francisco on Saturday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Gonzaga -16
Point Total: 156
Money line: Gonzaga -2000, San Francisco +1000

  • Gonzaga is 1-4-1 against the spread on the road and 8-9-2 ATS overall this season. San Francisco is 2-4 ATS and 8-11 overall.
  • The under has hit in 11 of 19 games for both Gonzaga and San Francisco, respectively.

The Best Bet

Even with all of their blowouts, it’s kind of a surprise that Gonzaga has only covered on the road once this season. Coming off a close by their standards game at BYU on Monday, expect the Bulldogs to push past that 16-point threshold as they end their extended road trip.

Pick: Gonzaga -16

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