Gonzaga has now had their disappointing loss to St Mary’s and come into the WCC tournament as a massive favorite, hence the massive spread. I do think the team is a little overrated and may be poised for an early exit in the overall tournament, but we’re not there yet.
Right now, the Zags are coming off a loss and have had plenty of time to rest up and prepare for the conference tournament. They’ve beat San Francisco by 16 points twice this year when the stakes were far lower. When there’s a big gap between teams, it is most often the better team not taking the game seriously enough that leads to upsets or blown covers. That won’t be the case tonight as the Zags head for the WCC title.