Tarleton St. @ No. 3 Gonzaga
Current Records: Tarleton St. 1-5; Gonzaga 6-1
What to Know
The #3 Gonzaga Bulldogs will look to defend their home court on Monday against the Tarleton St. Texans at 10 p.m. ET. Gonzaga is out to keep their four-game home win streak alive.
It was close but no cigar for the Bulldogs as they fell 84-81 to the Duke Blue Devils this past Friday. Gonzaga didn't live up to their potential and found themselves falling short of the 8.5-point advantage oddsmakers thought they had coming into the game. Four players on Gonzaga scored in the double digits: guard Julian Strawther (20), forward Drew Timme (17), center Chet Holmgren (16), and guard Rasir Bolton (15). Chet Holmgren has also now had at least three blocks in his past three games.
As for Tarleton St., it looks like they got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. Last week, they lost to the Michigan Wolverines on the road by a decisive 65-54 margin. The top scorer for Tarleton St. was guard Montre Gipson (17 points).
This next game looks promising for the Bulldogs, who are favored by a full 32 points. Those burned by picking them against the spread this past Friday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
Gonzaga is now 6-1 while the Texans sit at 1-5. A couple offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Gonzaga enters the matchup with a 55.20% field goal percentage, which is the best in college basketball. Less enviably, Tarleton St. is stumbling into the contest with the 353rd fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 56.5 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Tarleton St.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: McCarthey Athletic Center -- Spokane, Washington
- TV: ROOT SPORTS
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bulldogs are a big 32-point favorite against the Texans, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Bulldogs, as the game opened with the Bulldogs as a 30.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
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