Saint Mary's vs. Gonzaga Pick
Will No. 13 Gonzaga have any trouble when it plays host to its rival, Saint Mary’s tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Gonzaga is favored at home in this game, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -7.5 points against Saint Mary’s. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 149.5 points. Tonight’s game is set to take place from McCarthey Athletics Center in Spokane, Washington and will air live on ESPN.
St. Mary’s has won 12 straight games coming into tonight’s contest. The Gaels are 17-2 overall, 6-0 in the WCC and 7-7-1 against the spread. St. Mary’s is 5-1-1 ATS in its last seven lined games. The Gaels are averaging 80.8 points per game this year while allowing just 65.4 per contest. Jock Landale is leading the team with 21.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game while Calvin Hermanson is adding 12.2 points per contest.
Gonzaga has won six straight games coming into tonight’s rivalry contest. The Bulldogs are now 16-3 overall, 6-0 in the West Coast Conference and 9-6-1 against the spread. Zaga is 4-1-1 ATS in its last six games. Gonzaga is averaging 89.8 points per game this season while allowing 69.4 per contest. Johnathan Williams is leading Gonzaga with 14.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while Josh Perkins is adding 13.6 points and 5.5 assists per contest.
Gonzaga has won four straight meetings with St. Mary’s, covering the spread in nine of the last 10 meetings. The Bulldogs and Gaels seem like they have been bigger rivals than what the results indicate. Gonzaga plays a very difficult schedule and is just a step ahead of St. Mary’s. I think Gonzaga will be just fine tonight at home. Their offense is stronger and their defense may be just a little better as well. The public betting is behind Gonzaga and I think you should take history and go with the Bulldogs.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: GONZAGA -7.5