St. Mary's vs. San Diego - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Toreros (5-7) at St. Mary's Gaels (12-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -21 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: The W.TV
The San Diego Toreros and Saint Mary's Gaels meet Saturday night at the McKeon Pavilion.
The San Diego Toreros look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The San Diego Toreros are averaging 61.3 points on 38 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 42 percent shooting. Duda Sanadze is averaging 13.1 points and 3.8 rebounds while Brett Bailey is averaging 8.4 points and 1.7 assists. Marcus Harris is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Jito Kok is dishing 1.3 assists. The San Diego Toreros are shooting 28.2 percent from beyond the arc and 58 percent from the free throw line. San Diego is allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The San Diego Toreros have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Saint Mary's Gaels look to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Saint Mary's Gaels are averaging 79.7 points on 53.8 percent shooting and allowing 57.4 points on 38 percent shooting. Emmett Naar is averaging 14.2 points and 6.7 assists while Joe Rahon is averaging 10.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Dane Pineau is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Fitzner is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Saint Mary's Gaels are shooting 45.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. Saint Mary's is allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game. The Saint Mary's Gaels have won 11 straight home games.
The Toreros are 9-21 ATS in their last 30 vs. West Coast and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Gaels are 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 home games and 23-7 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Toreros are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in St. Mary's.
I am concerned a little about this being a letdown game for the Gaels but as long as the home team comes to play, this game will get ugly. San Diego just can't hang, as usual considering the Toreros have failed to cover in 21 of their last 30 West Coast games.