Santa Clara vs. St. Mary's - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Mary's Gaels (21-7) at Santa Clara Broncos (12-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Leavey Center)
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Mary’s Gaels and Santa Clara Broncos meet Saturday night at the Leavey Center.
The Saint Mary’s Gaels look for a win after winning six of their last 10 games. On the season, Saint Mary’s is averaging 69.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and is allowing 63 points on 42 percent shooting. Brad Waldow is averaging 19.6 points and 9.1 rebounds while Kerry Carter is averaging 12.4 points and five rebounds. Aaron Bright is the third double-digit scorer and Emmett Naar is dishing 4.3 assists. The Saint Mary’s Gaels have four players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 70.8 percent from the line and 38.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Saint Mary’s is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The Santa Clara Broncos look for a win after losing seven of their last eight games. On the season, Santa Clara is averaging 61 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 67.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Brandon Clark is averaging 15.3 points and 3.8 assists while Jared Brownridge is averaging 15.3 points and 3.1 rebounds. Denzel Johnson is dishing 1.8 assists and Matt Hubbard is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Santa Clara Broncos have four players averaging at least 7.1 points, and they’re shooting 72.7 percent from the line and 34 percent from deep. Defensively, Santa Clara is allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in three straight games.
The Gaels are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Broncos are 17-35 ATS in their last 52 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Gaels are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Santa Clara and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
You would have made some nice coin if you just backed Saint Mary's all season long. The Gaels are the far better team here and have actually covered four of the last five games against the Broncos. Look for the road team to win by double digits.