Eagles vs. Gaels Prediction
The 18th-ranked St. Mary's Gaels will be in action tonight on their home floor against the Winthrop Eagles. Can St. Mary's cover the big number as the favorites?
Monday, November 11, 2019
McKeon Pavilion at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Gaels are an 18-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 141.5 points. As of Monday afternoon, 60 percent of public bets are coming in on host St. Mary's. Check out our NCAA Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Eagles fall on late 3-pointer
Winthrop dropped to 1-1 on the season Sunday night as a 3-pointer with one second remaining broke a tie in a 77-74 loss at Fresno State. The Eagles trailed 35-30 at halftime but battled back all the way only to fall in the closing seconds. Russell Jones led a balanced scoring attack for Winthrop with 15 points on 4-of-10 shooting including 4-of-9 from 3-point range plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also dished out two assists. Josh Ferguson accounted for 12 points plus three dimes and two boards. Chandler Vaudrin added 10 points, five assists and four caroms off the bench.
Gaels edge Badgers in OT
St. Mary's downed Wisconsin 65-63 in overtime Tuesday night in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in the season opener for both teams. The Gaels were outscored 30-24 in the second half, but rebounded to outscore the Badgers 11-9 in the extra session. Jordan Ford led St. Mary's with 26 points on 11-of-24 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point distance. He also registered three assists, three steals and two rebounds. Malik Fitts added 16 points and five boards.
NCAA Basketball Betting Trends
The Eagles are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games. Winthrop is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games overall.
The Gaels are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. St. Mary's is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games following a straight up win.
The preparation times should be a big factor here. Winthrop played last night and has to turn right around and play a ranked team on the road, whereas St. Mary's has had the majority of a week to get ready for this contest. The Gaels have already survived a tough test and I think they come out firing on all cylinders tonight in their home opener. I'm betting on a convincing win to cover the spread here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: ST. MARY'S GAELS -18