Gaels vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The Saint Mary's Gaels and the fourth-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs have had some classic showdowns throughout the years. Can Saint Mary's keep it close enough to make it interesting and stay within the number tonight in Spokane?
Saturday, February 9, 2019
McCarthey Athletic Center at 10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are a 16.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 150.5 points. As of Saturday afternoon, 76 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Gonzaga. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Gaels roll past Pacific
Saint Mary's improved to 15-9 overall and 6-3 in West Coast Conference play Thursday night with a 78-66 home victory over the Tigers. The Gaels outscored the visitors 36-27 in the second half to pull away. Saint Mary's shot 24-of-46 from the floor, 10-of-17 from 3-point range and 20-of-28 from the free throw line in the win. Jordan Ford paced Pacific with 28 points on 7-of-14 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point range plus 10-of-13 at the free throw line in 40 minutes of action. Malik Fitts added 14 points and three rebounds.
Bulldogs win 13th straight
Gonzaga raced out to a 92-62 home win Thursday night at home over San Francisco to improve to 22-2 overall and 9-0 in the WCC. The Bulldogs led 43-30 at halftime and pulled away further in the second half. Gonzaga shot 32-of-64 from the floor, 6-of-15 on 3-point tries and 22-of-27 at the free throw line. Brandon Clarke led the way with 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting plus 4-of-6 at the free throw line. He also tallied 16 rebounds, five blocked shots, two assists and two steals. Rui Hachimura contributed 17 points plus five boards. Zach Norvell Jr. had 16 points, two assists and two steals. Geno Crandall added 12 points and two rebounds off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Gaels are 5-1 ATS in their last six Saturday games. Saint Mary's is 1-4 ATS in its last five road games.
The Bulldogs are 7-2 ATS in their last nine home games. Gonzaga is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 WCC games.
The Bulldogs have been dominant at home, but Saint Mary's isn't afraid to lock horns with the conference's toughest foe. I've bet against Gonzaga on some big spreads this season and have gotten burned a few times, but also have had some more success lately. After being on the right side of the Bulldogs' last couple games, I'm feeling a little bit more confident in how I approach their games. After being locked back in against San Francisco, I think another big performance is in store today. Go with Gonzaga on its home floor.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: GONZAGA BULLDOGS -16.5