St. Mary's vs. Gonzaga - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (14-4) at St. Mary's Gaels (15-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -3.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 See the Latest Odds
The Saint Mary’s Gaels and the Gonzaga Bulldogs face off on Thursday in a WCC college basketball showdown.
The St. Mary’s Gaels are 15-2 this season and they are 13-0 at home so far this season. Saint Mary’s is averaging 78.4 points per game and they are shooting 53.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 58.1 points and their opponents are shooting 38.9 percent. Emmett Naar leads the Gaels averaging 13.8 points and 6.4 assists per game. Dane Pineau is averaging 11.1 points and 8.1 rebounds, Calvin Hermanson is averaging 10.6 points, and Jock Landale is averaging 10.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. St. Mary’s is 6-1 in WCC play with their one loss coming at Pepperdine.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 14-4 this season and they have won eight of their last nine games. Gonzaga is averaging 79.8 points per game and they are shooting 48.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Kyle Wiltjer leads the Zags averaging 22.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.8 points and 10.9 rebounds, Josh Perkins is averaging 10.3 points, and Eric McClellan is averaging 9.2 points. Gonzaga hasn’t lost a road game this season.
Saint Mary’s is 7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 25-9 against the spread in their last 34 games, and 5-2 against the spread against the WCC. Gonzaga is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 2-9-1 against the spread in their last 12 road games, and 0-4 against the spread following a win. The favorites have covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
The home team seems to do well in this series so my play here is Saint Mary’s.