Saint Mary's vs. San Diego Pick
Will No. 13 Saint Mary’s keep its unbeaten conference season going and roll to a big win at San Diego tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Saint Mary’s is favored on the road, as the Gaels are getting odds of -10.5 points against San Diego. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 138 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, California.
St. Mary’s is unbeaten in conference play and coming off a dominant 79-43 win over San Francisco at home this week. The Gaels are 22-2 overall, 11-0 in WCC play and 10-9-1 against the spread. Saint Mary’s is averaging 79.5 points per game on the season while allowing 64.3 per game on defense. Jock Landale is averaging 22.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game this season while Emmett Naar is adding 10.8 points and 9.1 assists per game.
San Diego is coming off a 69-59 loss at Gonzaga this week, covering the spread in the process. The Toreros are now 15-8 overall, 6-5 in the West Coast Conference and 8-9-1 against the spread. San Diego is putting up 69.2 points per game this season while allowing 65.4 per contest on defense. Isaiah Pineiro is averaging 15.8 points and 6 rebounds per game to lead San Diego while Isaiah Wright is adding 14.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per contest.
St. Mary’s has won eight straight meetings with San Diego, including a 70-63 win at home on Jan. 6. The Toreros have covered in their last two trips to St. Mary’s, but the Gaels have covered in three straight at San Diego. Saint Mary’s has been good at covering on the road for the most part. Aside from just a 3-point win at Pacific, the Gales had covered in four straight road games prior to that. The public betting likes San Diego tonight, but I think the Gaels get it done. They are the best team in the WCC and they will take the Toreros seriously after a competitive game at home.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: SAINT MARY’S -10.5