Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga Prediction
Will No. 1 Gonzaga have any problems when it takes on Saint Mary’s in the final of the West Coast Conference Tournament tonight at 9PM ET?
615 Saint Mary’s vs. 616 Gonzaga
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
9PM ET – Orleans Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Gonzaga is the clear favorite in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -14.5 points against Saint Mary’s. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 136.5 points. The public betting currently has 82 percent going on Gonzaga as the clear favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
St. Mary’s looking for the upset
St. Mary’s is the second seed in the tournament and coming off a 69-62 win over San Diego last night to advance to the final. The Gaels are 21-11 on the season, 12-5 in WCC games, 2-3 on a neutral floor, 18-14 against the spread and 18-13-1 with the under.
The Gaels are a strong defensive team, allowing just 64.9 points per game while opponents shoot 43.8 percent against them. Offensively, St. Mary’s is putting up 73.3 points per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the floor. Jordan Ford is leading the team with 21.4 points per game while Malik Fitts is adding 15.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest.
Zaga rolling along
Gonzaga has won 21 straight games following a 100-74 win over Pepperdine last night. The Bulldogs have covered the spread in three of their last four games. Gonzaga is 30-2 on the season, 17-0 in West Coast Conference games, 4-1 on a neutral floor, 21-11 against the spread and 16-16 with the over/under total.
The Bulldogs have the top offense in the nation, averaging 90.2 points per game while shooting 53.6 percent from the field. Defensively, Gonzaga is giving up 65.2 points per game while holding opponents to just 38.7 percent shooting. Rui Hachimura is leading the team with 20.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game while Brandon Clarke is adding 16.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
St. Mary’s is just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games on a neutral site and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a winning team.
The Bulldogs are 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 games against a team with a winning record and 20-6 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games.
Gonzaga dominated both games with St. Mary’s this season, winning at home 94-46 and winning at St. Mary’s, 69-55. The Bulldogs have covered the spread in seven of their last eight against St. Mary’s. Zaga has an offense that St. Mary’s just can’t contend with. The Gaels aren’t an offensive power and the Gonzaga defense is formidable enough in itself to keep them below their normal scoring output.
College Basketball Prediction: Gonzaga -14.5