Pacific vs. St. Mary's - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Mary's Gaels (17-2) at Pacific Tigers (6-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers +13 -- Over/Under: 136.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Comcast Sportnet California
The Pacific Tigers and the Saint Mary’s Gaels face off on Saturday in West Coast Conference college basketball action.
The Pacific Tigers are 6-13 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Gonzaga that ended a two game winning streak. Pacific is averaging 69.5 points per game and they are shooting 42.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.9 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Alec Kobre leads the Tigers averaging 12.5 points per game. Ray Bowles is averaging 11.8 points, T.J. Wallace 10.7 points and 5.4 rebounds, Jacob Lampkin is averaging 7.6 points. Pacific is 5-5 at home and 4-5 in the WCC.
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The Saint Mary’s Gaels are 17-2 this season and they have won their last three games. Saint Mary’s is averaging 78.6 points per game and they are shooting 54 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.9 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Emmett Naar leads the Gaels averaging 14.3 points and 6.4 assists per game. Dane Pineau is averaging 11.4 points and 8.1 rebounds, Calvin Hermanson is averaging 10.5 points, and Jock Landale is averaging 9.9 points. St. Mary’s is 2-2 on the road and 8-1 in the WCC.
Pacific is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, 4-0 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, and 5-0 against the spread against the WCC. Saint Mary’s is 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 road games, 0-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games. The favorite has covered the point spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two.
Saint Mary’s has only played four road games with mixed results so I will take the double-digit home dog here.