Geno Crandall’s College Basketball Betting Impact on Gonzaga
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The college basketball betting offseason is now time to forget about the sport. In fact, keeping up with the offseason transactions opens the door for sports betting players to rack up some great value in some distant title prediction. One particular acquisition that is bound to have some postseason implications is Geno Crandall, who was just snagged up by Gonzaga. Let’s take a closer look at Crandall to see what kind of impact he’ll have on Gonzaga.
Geno Crandall || North Dakota
Without a doubt, Geno Crandall ranked amongst the ‘top-end mid-major’ players in the country at the present time. However, since he recently graduated from North Dakota, his name rose in prominence for an obvious reason. Due to his graduation, Crandall became immediately eligible for a transfer. It didn’t take long for Crandall to commit as the youngster took to Twitter this Thursday afternoon to let the world know he’s going to the Bulldogs.
Although a majority of college basketball betting players are unfamiliar with Crandall, his presence could cause quite a splash for Gonzaga. Ultimately his addition could cause some rippled in the offseason rankings. Especially considering the team he’ll be joining. Overall the Zags have a multitude of talented players making a return for the 2018-19 season. This includes the likes of Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie, Josh Perkins and even Zach Novell Jr. Overall Crandall brings an average of 16.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game. This is what he delivered for North Dakota last season. Ultimately he’ll add another layer of flexibility to an already talented team.
Not to mention he was on the verge of leading his team to an away upset over the likes of Gonzaga. Apparently the program saw something they liked in that matchup. In the end the Zags came away with it 89-83 but Crandall’s 28-point performance is undoubtedly what landed him on Gonzaga’s radar. So how much of an impact will Crandall’s acquisition have for the Bulldogs? Let’s check on last year’s success to get a clearer picture.
2017-18 Gonzaga Bulldogs
The Bulldogs were highly successful last season. However, they weren’t quite successful as the 2016-17 team that made it all the way to the national championships. Nevertheless, a 32-5 record is still highly coveted. In addition to that brilliant record, the Bulldogs posted a 17-1 record in conference play. This led to a No. 1 ranking in the West Coast Conference. In the conference championship, the Bulldogs would be unchallenged at every step of the tournament. Testament to this is the 74-54 tally they delivered over BYU in the championship match.
Notwithstanding that success, Gonzaga would be eliminated in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament. Although they picked up solid wins over UNC Greensboro and Ohio State in the first two rounds, Florid State would subsequently get the best of them 60-75. With Geno Crandall now in the mix, the Zags should be able to crack through to the Final Four. And making that online betting prediction this early could prove to be quite lucrative for players.