The Gonzaga Bulldogs (11-1) own one of the nation's biggest home-court advantages in Spokane, Wash., which is important to consider when making your against-the-spread (ATS) picks on Friday night, as they host the Baylor Bears (8-3) at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Sports bettors will find that the Bulldogs are 8.5-point home favorites in the college basketball betting odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 144 in the market.
Since the McCarthey Athletic Center opened during the 2004-05 campaign, Gonzaga has compiled a dominating 111-8 straight-up record, which has caused the venue to be nicknamed "The Kennel."
Let's take a closer look at this non-conference affair from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction along the way.