St. Mary's vs. Gonzaga - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (27-1) at St. Mary's Gaels (20-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Saint Mary’s Gaels meet Saturday night at the McKeon Pavilion.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs continue their massive winning streak and are running away with the WCC. On the season, Gonzaga is averaging 78.9 points on 52.3 percent shooting and is allowing 60.6 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 17.4 points and 5.6 rebounds while Kevin Pangos is averaging 12 points and 4.9 assists. Przemek Karnowski is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Byron Wesley is shooting 50.5 percent from the field. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.4 percent from the line and 40.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Gonzaga is allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in eight of its last 10 games.
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The Saint Mary’s Gaels hope to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, Saint Mary’s is averaging 69.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting and is allowing 63.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Brad Waldow is averaging 19.7 points and 9.1 rebounds while Kerry Carter is averaging 12.5 points and 5.1 rebounds. Aaron Bright is the third double-digit scorer and Garrett Jackson is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Saint Mary’s Gaels have four players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 71.3 percent from the line and 37.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Saint Mary’s is allowing 32.6 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 64 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Bulldogs are 23-9-2 ATS in their last 34 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Gaels are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in St. Mary's and 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
Gonzaga has beaten Saint Mary's in seven straight meetings and has won six of those games by double digits. Hard to bet against the Bulldogs in this spot, as I see that trend lasting for another matchup.