St. Mary's vs. Denver - 11/20/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Pioneers (1-0) at St. Mary's Gaels (2-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Mary’s Gaels and the Denver Pioneers face off on Thursday Night in college basketball action.
The St. Mary’s Gaels are off to a 2-0 start beating Cal State –Los Angeles and New Mexico State. St. Mary’s is averaging 83 points and they are shooting 54.2 percent and 54.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponents shoot 36 percent. Kerry Carter is averaging 18.5 points and 10.5 rebounds, Brad Waldow is averaging 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Aaron Bright is averaging 15.5 points. St. Mary’s is winning the battle of the boards out-rebounding their opponents 36-28.
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The Denver Pioneers have played only one game so far this season but it was a win over Idaho State. Denver scored 54 points and shot 39.1 percent including 34.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc while their opponents scored 38 points and shot 35.9 percent. Cam Griffin scored 13 points and had nine rebounds, Bret Olson had 11 points and five rebounds, and Bryant Rucker had 11 points. Denver forced 19 turnovers but they were outrebounded 30-24.
St. Mary’s is 1-5 against the spread following a win, 0-8 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-9 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Denver is 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-4 against the spread against the WCC, and 1-6 against the spread following a win.
While the number looks to be a big one St. Mary’s is just tough at home so it’s a lean to the Gaels.