nonconference game of the year

nonconference game of the year

Gonzaga vs. Arizona, 12/03/2016 17:30 EDT, Score: 69 - 62

Point Spread: -4½/-110 Gonzaga

Sportsbook: Betonline

Result: Win

10 Unit Play. #813 Take Gonzaga over Arizona (5:30 pm ESPN) NONCONFERENCE GAME OF THE YEAR. It is now or never for this Gonzaga team against Arizona. The Bulldogs have lost three straight times to Arizona including blowing double digit leads in the last two meetings. But this just is not the same Arizona team as in years past. They are likely only going to have seven scholarship players for this game with Parker Jackson Cartwright (high ankle sprain) and Allonzo Trier (eligibility) very questionable for this game. Gonzaga just reloaded despite losing some top frontcourt players from last season. They picked up three transfers from power five conferences that allowed them to play the same style and not miss a beat. Even in the games they have been challenged (Florida & Iowa State), they were in control of those games only to let their opponent back in late. I think they have learned from those games and will not make the same mistake with Arizona today. This game means a lot to Mark Few as Gonzaga is starting to get some tournament success and wants to be considered as the top team in the West. Playing in Los Angeles at a spot Arizona has not had good success should also benefit the Zags. Arizona is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. Gonzaga is 14-5 ATS (1 push) in their last 20 games as a favorite of 6.5 points or under.

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