The Villanova Wildcats and the Gonzaga Bulldogs will mix it up on Tuesday at the Madison Square Garden. The Villanova Wildcats are a perfect 8-0 on the season and ranked 4th in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings. The Wildcats are coming off a 94-53 win over the Hawks of St. Joseph.
The 12th ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs are looking to win their third straight game. The Bulldogs lost to Florida, allowing 111 points, and then won three straight over Texas, Incarnate Ward and Creighton. Gonzaga is on the road at the Huskies of Washington last week. The Villanova Wildcats are -5 over the Gonzaga Bulldogs in this game.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are scoring more than 92 points per game, which is 4th in NCAA Basketball. The Bulldogs scored 100+ points twice this season against Howard and Incarnate Ward. The Bulldogs are the favorites to win the West Coast Conference, and are the only team thus far that have just one loss on the season.
The Bulldogs top scorer this season has been Jonathan Williams, with 15.9 points per game. Williams is playing just under 30 minutes per game, and also ripping down 7 rebounds per game. The Bulldogs have six guys on their roster that is scoring in double digits per game. Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins is scoring 14.3 points per game, and dishing out just shy of 5 assists per game.
Wildcats Looking for 9th Straight
The Villanova Wildcats are looking to win their 9th straight game. The Wildcats started the season with 292 points in their first three games of the season. Villanova scored 113 against Nichols State and then backed it up with 104 against Lafayette. The Wildcats are scoring more than 86 points per game, and allowing teams to score 61.6 points per game.
The Wildcats top scorer is Mikai Bridges with 17.9 points per game. Jalen Brunson is also scoring just shy of 18 points per game. The Wildcats have five guys that are scoring double figures per game. Donte DiVincenzo, Phil Booth and Eric Pascall are also combining for more than 32 points per game. The Wildcats have back to back games against LaSalle and Temple upcoming.
Villanova Downs Gonzaga
The Villanova Wildcats are an extremely talented basketball team with a ton of athletes and a great ability to score. Jay Wright has emerged as one of the top head coaches in all of College Basketball. Look for the Wildcats to have a great plan of attack against the Bulldogs. Mark Few can handle his own as the head coach of Gonzaga, but the talent level goes towards the Villanova Wildcats in this game. Bet on the Villanova Wildcats -5 over the Gonzaga Bulldogs at MyBookie.