Gonzaga (28-5) comes into the tournament as the No. 3 seed in the West region, set to take on 14th-seeded Grand Canyon (24-11) in the first round.
The Bulldogs remain contenders for the national championship, but they’re no longer one of the favorites as they were in the last three seasons.
With that said, this is still a formidable group led by senior forward Drew Timme, who recently became the school’s all-time scoring leader.
Read on for my Gonzaga vs Grand Canyon prediction and best bets.
Gonzaga vs Grand Canyon Odds
Note: CBB odds mentioned in this article for Team vs Team were used from DraftKings Sportsbook, unless otherwise noted, and are current as of March 13 at 1 p.m. EST.
- Moneyline: Gonzaga (-2100) | Grand Canyon (+1100)
- Point Spread: Gonzaga -15.5 (-110) | Grand Canyon +15.5 (-110)
- Over/Under: Over 156.5 (-110) | Under 156.5 (-110)
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Gonzaga vs Grand Canyon Prediction
Gonzaga 91, Grand Canyon 66
Gonzaga boasts the No. 1 offense in the nation, per Pomeroy’s rankings. This is a team that has eclipsed 90 points 12 times this season.
Grand Canyon (198th in Adjusted Defensive Efficiency) is going to have their hands full against the Bulldogs here.
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Gonzaga vs Grand Canyon Best Bets
Gonzaga -15.5 (-110) | DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
It can feel uncomfortable to lay such a high number, especially with the risk that a team pulls their starters while holding a large lead, resulting in a failure to cover the point spread.
However, this is a situation where we have a significant mismatch between Gonzaga’s offense (first) against Grand Canyon’s defense (198th).
This game has blowout written all over it, so look for the Bulldogs to start off their 2023 March Madness with a bang.
Gonzaga: Over 87.5 Total Points (-105) | DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
Here we have a wager that can act as insurance for our Gonzaga -15.5 pick. If the Bulldogs fail to win by 16 or more points, we can aim for the 87.5-point team total. This could protect us against a potential backdoor cover.
There’s a good chance that the Bulldogs eclipse this number because it’s right at their seasonal average of 87.5 points per game. And again, Grand Canyon ranks 198th on defense (per KenPom). I’m feeling good about the Over here.
Gonzaga vs Grand Canyon Same Game Parlay
Gonzaga vs Grand Canyon SGP (-135) | DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
- Gonzaga -8.5 (-280)
- Gonzaga: Over 82.5 Total Points (-225)
We’ll take a more favorable number on the point spread (Gonzaga -8.5) and team total (82.5 points) to protect us in case either of our straight wagers fall short.