Update 5:00 p.m. This game has moved even further towards the Bulldogs, as it’s now Gonzaga -7 with a total of 156 at DraftKings Sportsbook. 53% of the cash and 58% of the bets so far are on Gonzaga.
We have ourselves a titanic clash in college basketball on Tuesday night as the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs will battle the No. 2 UCLA Bruins in a rematch of last year’s Final Four thriller. This showdown will take place in Las Vegas as part of day two of the Good Sam Empire Classic.
Gonzaga will enter tonight’s match fresh off playing Central Michigan in day one of the Empire Classic on Monday. The top-ranked Bulldogs entered Las Vegas averaging 89.8 points per game on a nation best 55.1% shooting from the field. Wooden Award candidate Drew Timme is putting up 20.8 points and 5.3 rebounds a game and in a few cases, he hasn’t played any more than 25 minutes.
UCLA also got to work in Las Vegas on Monday, battling Bellarmine to kick off. The Bruins also boast one of the nation’s best offenses, averaging 94.8 ppg on just under 50 percent shooting. The have their own Wooden Award candidate in Johnny Juzang, who is putting up 21.5 points and 4.5 rebounds a game.
When: Tuesday, November 23rd, 10:00 p.m. ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Where to live stream online: WatchESPN, ESPN app
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Gonzaga -6
UCLA is going to do everything they can to slow this game down. That’s not going to work, and while Juzang is going to get his, there’s just no way for UCLA to keep up with the scoring of the No. 1 offense in all of college basketball by a wide margin.
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