College Basketball Picks: Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. West Virginia Mountaineers

Jeff GrantContributor IDecember 10, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. West Virginia Mountaineers

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    The West Virginia Mountaineers have gone 51-1 straight up in their last 52 December home games, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Tuesday, as they prepare to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs at the WVU Coliseum.

    Sports bettors will find that the Mountaineers are three-point underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total available in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this non-conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum 

Gonzaga Bulldogs

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    The Gonzaga Bulldogs have won their last four games by a double-digit margin, including an 80-68 victory over the New Mexico State Aggies last Saturday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Bulldogs are 7-12 against the spread on the road in the last two-plus seasons.

West Virginia Mountaineers

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    The West Virginia Mountaineers have alternated wins and losses over their last four games, as they attempt to bounce back from an 80-71 defeat to the Missouri Tigers as 6.5-point road underdogs last Thursday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Mountaineers are 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS as home underdogs of three or fewer points.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the West Virginia Mountaineers, as the Gonzaga Bulldogs are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 road games following three or more consecutive home games.

    College Basketball Pick: West Virginia Mountaineers +3

     

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