St. Mary's vs. Portland - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Pilots (16-10) at St. Mary's Gaels (19-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Mary’s Gaels and the Portland Pilots face off on Thursday at McKeon Pavilion in West Coast Conference college basketball.
The St. Mary’s Gaels are 19-6 this season and they have won four of their last six games. St. Mary’s is averaging 69.7 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Brad Waldow leads the Gaels averaging 20 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Kerry Carter is averaging 12.2 points and 5.1 rebounds, Aaron Bright is averaging 10.6 points and Garrett Jackson is averaging 7.7 points. St. Mary’s is 13-3 at home and 11-3 in the WCC.
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The Portland Pilots are 16-10 this season and they have won their last four games. Portland is averaging 71 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Kevin Bailey leads the Pilots averaging 13.2 points per game. Alec Wintering is averaging 12.7 points and 5.8 assists, Thomas van der Mars is averaging 10.5 points and 8.1 rebounds, and Voldymyr Gerun is averaging 8.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Portland is 5-5 on the road and 7-7 in the WCC.
St. Mary’s is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, 11-3 against the spread in their last 14 games, and 8-3 against the spread following a win. Portland is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 9-3-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 19-7-2 against the spread in their last 28 road games. The favorite has covered the point spread in 22 of the last 30 meetings of these two.
This is a small number for this one so I am laying it with St. Mary’s