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Gonzaga vs. Northern Arizona prediction, odds, spread: 2021 college basketball picks, bets from proven model

The No. 5 Gonzaga Bulldogs (9-2) will take on the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (4-7) at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, December 20 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. The Bulldogs have won two straight games in dominating fashion after suffering a 91-82 loss to No. 6 Alabama on Dec. 4. The Lumberjacks have lost two straight and five of their last six games. Gonzaga leads the all-time series against Northern Arizona 13-5. 

Gonzaga is favored by 35 points in the latest Gonzaga vs. Northern Arizona odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 147. Before making any Northern Arizona vs. Gonzaga picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the red-hot simulation model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,400 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Gonzaga vs. Northern Arizona and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Gonzaga vs. Northern Arizona:

  • Gonzaga vs. Northern Arizona spread: Gonzaga -35
  • Gonzaga vs. Northern Arizona over-under: 147 points

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What you need to know about Gonzaga

Gonzaga strolled past the Texas Tech Red Raiders with points to spare this past Saturday, winning 69-55. Gonzaga guard Andrew Nembhard filled up the stat sheet, racking up 16 points and six assists.

The Zags have legitimate national title aspirations in 2021-22. The Bulldogs have four players averaging double-digit points per game, led by All-America candidate Drew Timme (17.4). Heralded freshman center Chet Holmgren has been as good as advertised in the early going, averaging 12.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.7 blocks, and 2.5 assists per game. Gonzaga is 5-6 against the spread this season.

What you need to know about Northern Arizona

Meanwhile, Northern Arizona came up short against the San Diego Toreros this past Saturday, falling 69-59. The loss dropped the Lumberjacks to 4-7 overall in 2021-22. Sophomore guard Jalen Cone leads the way for NAU, averaging 17.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game.

A couple offensive stats to keep an eye on: Gonzaga ranks second in college basketball when it comes to field goal percentage, with 52.10% on the season. On the other end of the spectrum, the Lumberjacks have only been able to knock down 41.40% percent of their shots, which is the 53rd lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. On paper, things don’t look pretty for Northern Arizona in this matchup. Northern Arizona is 4-6-1 against the spread this season.

How to make Northern Arizona vs. Gonzaga picks

The model has simulated Gonzaga vs. Northern Arizona 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over on the point total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Gonzaga vs. Northern Arizona pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Gonzaga vs. Northern Arizona? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Northern Arizona vs. Gonzaga spread you need to jump on Monday, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.

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