Gonzaga vs. St. Mary's - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Mary's Gaels (21-4) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (21-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Mary's Gaels and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The Saint Mary's Gaels look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The Saint Mary's Gaels are averaging 75.2 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 60.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Emmett Naar is averaging 13.4 points and 6.1 assists while Calvin Hermanson is averaging 11.2 points and 2.4 rebounds. Dane Pineau is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Joe Rahon is dishing 6.2 assists. The Saint Mary's Gaels are shooting 42.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Gaels are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The Saint Mary's Gaels have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs also look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 79.5 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 40 percent shooting. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 21.3 points and 1.5 assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.7 points and 11.6 rebounds. Eric McClellan is grabbing three rebounds and Josh Perkins is dishing 4.1 assists. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 28.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have won eight of their last nine home games.
The Gaels are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. West Coast and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games. The Gaels are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Gonzaga and 0-8 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
Both teams are playing solid basketball right now, but Gonzaga in its house is a whole different ball game. I'm comfortable laying the decent number here.