The Grand Canyon Lopes, ranked 14th, and the Gonzaga Bulldogs, ranked 3rd, will face off in the West Region at Denver’s Ball Arena. Their game on Friday at 7:35 p.m. marks the beginning of their journey towards securing a spot in the Sweet 16.
Grand Canyon secured their place in the NCAA tournament with six consecutive wins, including victories against higher-ranked teams in the WAC. Their WAC title game win was dominant, with an 84-66 score and a significant rebounding advantage. They rank in the top 14 nationally for three-point shooting and have a decent adjusted offensive efficiency ranking of 53. However, their defense is lacking, ranking only 198th in adjusted efficiency and producing a low number of turnovers per game.
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Gonzaga has been a regular presence in the NCAA tournament for over two decades and had another successful season this year. They finished ranked and won the WCC championship for the ninth consecutive time, with a resounding victory over Saint Mary’s in the championship game, shooting 58.0% from the floor and winning by 26 points. They have the best offense in the country, with top rankings in adjusted offensive efficiency, points per game, and field goal percentage, as well as 11th in three-point percentage. Their defense is not as strong, ranking 76th in adjusted efficiency, but they excel at forcing turnovers and grabbing rebounds.
The Lopes had a great close to the regular season in which they reached a streak of 6 consecutive victories, but they will put this streak to the test when they face the Gonzaga Bulldogs, who are on a 9-game winning streak and are the favorites to win this game. We will see if the Lopes can pull off the upset in a game that promises to be a hard-fought game for a spot in the second round of the West Region.
Grand Canyon Lopes vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Game Information
- Date: 03/17/2023
- Time: 07:35 PM ET
- Location: Ball Arena, Denver, CO.
- How to Watch Grand Canyon vs Gonzaga : ESPN+
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Grand Canyon vs Gonzaga Betting Lines
Grand Canyon is +915 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $915.On the other side, Gonzaga is -1750 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $6.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Grand Canyon at a 9.85% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Gonzaga has 94.59% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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