Gonzaga vs. St. Mary's Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Gonzaga as a 1-point favorite versus St. Mary’s while the over/under total is currently sitting at 143.5 points. The Zags are 23-2 overall and a perfect 10-0 in the West Coast Conference, while the Gaels are 21-4 overall and 10-1 in conference play.
LINE MOVEMENT: This game opened as a pick’em but the line has since swung in Gonzaga’s favor, as the Bulldogs are now 1-point favorites over the Gaels. As for the total, it opened at 144 but has been bet down to 143.5 or even 143 at some online sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 64% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Gonzaga. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take St. Mary’s. According to the latest college basketball trends, the Bulldogs are 5-11 2 ATS in their last 18 road games. St. Mary's is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. win and is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
St. Mary's (21-4 SU, 12-9-1 ATS)has won nine straight games including a 74-64 win over San Diego on the road on Saturday. These are the top two programs in the West Coast Conference and have some great battles over the years. St. Mary's has won the last two at home in series, where they are dominant. Saint Mary's is undefeated in 13 home games this season. The Gaels have won nine consecutive games and are a half-game behind the Zags in the WCC race. Gonzaga has won six straight outings. St. Mary's is led by senior Matthew Dellavedova, who had a subpar effort against Gonzaga last month. Dellavedova averages 15.9 points and 6.6 assists. Junior guard Stephen Holt averages 11.4 points and scored 23-points in the first meeting with the Zags. Junior forward Beau Levesque scored a career-best 24 points two games ago against Santa Clara and is averaging 11 points. Sophomore forward Brad Waldow averaged 16 points over the past two games to raise his season average to 10.2. Waldow is shooting 62.6 percent from the field.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: ST. MARY’S +1