The top ranked team in NCAA basketball Gonzaga Bulldogs will face Alcorn State for the first time in history when the Braves visit McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane on November 15, 2021.
- Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Alcorn State Braves
- NCAA Basketball – Regular season
- Date – 15/11/2021
- Starting time – 9 PM ET
- Venue: McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA
Gonzaga Bulldogs Stats & Form
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are top favorites to win the NCAA championship this season and they have started as expected even though they didn’t face an opponent that can be a real challenge.
The Bulldogs are 2-0 so far with confident wins against Dixie State and Texas.
In their opening match on Wednesday, when they hosted the Trailblazers, Gonzaga easily won 97-63 despite bad three-point and free-throw shooting. Mark Few’s team shot a decent 54.4% from the field but only 28.6% (6-21) from behind the arc and 70.8% (17-24) from the stripe.
Five players scored in double figures for the Bulldogs with sophomore Julian Strawhter leading the way with 17 points. Senior guard Rasir Bolton added 15 while Zags’ best player, Drew Timme had 11. Freshman center Chet Holmgren had a great debut recording 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Four days later, the Bulldogs hosted the Texas Longhorns which are ranked 5th in the country but the visitors didn’t stand any chance as the Zags won 86-74.
Timme was brilliant this time scoring 37 points, shooting 15-19 from the field. Bolton again was good with 16 points on 4-6 from the three-point line while backup forward Anton Watson added 10 points.
Gonzaga Bulldogs News
The Bulldogs went undefeated in the last regular season and they will definitely try to repeat that, even go one step further to win the NCAA championship. No players are on the injury list as they host Alcorn State.
Alcorn State Braves Stats & Form
The Braves have lost their first three games of the season, all of them on the road.
First, they were blown out against Washington State, 85-67. Sophomore guard Paul King and junior guard Oddyst Walker were the only Braves to score in double digits with both of them finishing with 10 points.
The next two games were much closer but Alcron State failed in both.
In a 69-66 loss to Seattle U, the Braves trailed by 8 at the half and despite a good second half couldn’t come back. Freshman backup forward Keondre Montgomery was the leading scorer with 17 points.
In their third loss, 62-58 to Portland, guard Byron Joshua was the best player with 20 points.
Alcorn State Braves News
The Alcorn State Braves are starting the season with 16 consecutive road games. The travel to Spokane is their fourth game of the season and definitely the biggest challenge they have faced in the last couple of years.
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Alcorn State Braves Head-to-Head Stats
These two team have never played each other before.
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Alcorn State Braves Betting Odds
These two teams are on a completely different level. The spread is set at -39.5 for Gonzaga with -111 odds to go each way.
The total has the same odds with the margin set at 148.5 points.
This game will be one way street as the Bulldogs will dominate the floor. Coach Few will definitely use every player on the roster and scoring will come pretty easily. A bet on over 148.5 is the right choice for this game.
- Tip Quote (Home team -39.5): -111 by bet365
- Tip Quote (Away team +39.5): -111 by bet365
- Expert betting tip: Over 148.5 (-111 by bet365)