2011 March Madness Free Picks: Gonzaga Bulldogs vs St John’s Red Storm on CBS – Odds and Predictions -NCAA Basketball Betting 3/17/11: Guard Steven Gray will lead the No. 11 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs to the Pepsi Center in Denver to take on guard Dwight Hardy and the No. 6 seed St. John’s Red Storm on Thursday night at 9:45 PM ET on CBS Sports. The Bulldogs enter the game on a 9 consecutive win streak and finished 1st in the West Coast at 24-9 for the season while the Red Storm lost to Syracuse in the Big East Tournament but have won 8 of their last 10 and come in at 21-11 and ended up 3rd in the Big East.
The Red Storm not only lost the Big East Tournament they lost Senior D.J. Kennedy with a knee injury. “I’ve got to show them it’s not about me, it’s about the team, the group, the family we have,” Kennedy said. “This is a business trip.” The odds makers at BetUS have the St. John’s Red Storm a Pick’em favorite in the first round against the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
The Red Storm are coming off a loss 79-73 against the Syracuse Orangemen in the Big East Tournament to move to 15-16 ATS for the season. Dwight Hardy led the team with 22 points and 4 rebounds while Justin Brownlee added 15 points to go along with pulling down and dishing 4 assists. The total has gone OVER in St John’s last 5 games. Vegas oddsmakers have the St. John’s Red Storm +1200 Futures Odds to win the 2011 Southeast Region of the NCAA Championship.
The Bulldogs are coming off a 75-63 victory against St. Mary’s in the West Coast Conference Championship to move to a tidy 15-11-1 ATS for the season. Steven Gray led the Bulldogs with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists while center Robert Sacre added 12 points while pulling down 8 boards. Forward Sam Dower came off the bench to chip in 10 points and grab 4 rebounds. Vegas oddsmakers have the over/under for the total score at 135 points combined of the Gonzaga Bulldogs and St. John’s Red Storm.
Who am I betting on? My money is on the Bulldogs as I predict a Gonzaga victory!
GAME: No. 11 Gonzaga (24-9) vs No. 6 St. John’s (21-11)
TIME: 9:45 PM EST
VEGAS ODDS: Favorite: St John’s Pk Total: Over/Under 135
* Vegas Betting Lines at Ceasars Palace
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