No. 25 Texas Tech (8-1) and No. 5 Gonzaga (8-2) meet up in the 2021 Jerry Colangelo Classic on Saturday afternoon. The Red Raiders are currently on a two-game win streak, defeating Arkansas State 75-62 in their last contest. Gonzaga’s last game against Washington was canceled due to COVID-19 protocols in the Huskies program. On Dec. 9, the Bulldogs beat Merrimack 80-55.
Tipoff is at 1 p.m. ET on CBS from the Footprint Center in Phoenix. The Bulldogs are 9.5-point favorites in the latest Gonzaga vs. Texas Tech odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 147. Before locking in any Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Gonzaga vs. Texas Tech, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga:
- Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga spread: Gonzaga -9.5
- Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga over-under: 147 points
- Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga money line: Gonzaga -450, Texas Tech +350
- GONZ: Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points
- TTU: Red Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS loss
Featured Game | Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders
Why Gonzaga can cover
The Bulldogs completely dominated Merrimack en route to their 80-55 victory. Gonzaga had three players score in double figures and were led by junior forward Drew Timme. He had 22 points with seven rebounds. Freshman center Chet Holmgren recorded a double-double. He finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds.
Junior forward Anton Watson gave a spark off the bench, logging nine points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. The Bulldogs had it going offensively, shooting 51 percent from the field. The Warriors didn’t have an answer for Gonzaga down low. The Bulldogs finished the game with 42 points in the paint. The group also had 18 offensive rebounds that led to 20 second-chance points.
Why Texas Tech can cover
Redshirt junior Kevin McCullar is averaging 14.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.1 assists. The Texas native has scored in double figures in five of the seven games he’s played in. McCullar put up 21 points, five rebounds, and four assists in the victory against Arkansas State. He was also efficient from the floor, shooting 7 of 12 from the field and 3 of 6 from downtown.
Super senior Bryson Williams is logging 12.2 points, 5.1 rebounds while shooting 58 percent from the floor. Williams has produced six double-digit scoring performances. In the win against Grambling, the California native had 16 points, nine rebounds, and two assists. Junior guard Terrence Shannon Jr. is also averaging 14.3 points per game. Shannon Jr. scored at least 15 points in his first five games of the campaign.
How to make Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 153 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Gonzaga vs. Texas Tech? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on Saturday, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.