St. Mary's vs. San Francisco - 12/29/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Dons (7-6) at St. Mary's Gaels (8-3)
College Basketball: Monday, December 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Mary’s Gaels and the San Francisco Dons face off on Monday at McKeon Pavilion in a West Coast Conference college basketball matchup.
The St. Mary’s Gaels are 8-3 this season and are coming off of back-to-back wins. Saint Mary’s is averaging 72 points and they are shooting 46.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Brad Waldow leads the Gaels averaging 21.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Kerry Carter is averaging 13.5 points and 6.6 rebounds, Aaron Bright is averaging 11.7 points, and Emmett Naar is averaging 7.0 points and 5.9 rebounds. St. Mary’s is 7-2 a home this season.
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The San Francisco Dons are 7-6 this season but they have won two of the last three games. San Francisco is averaging 73.3 points and they are shooting 46.9 percent from the floor and defensively they are allowing 65.7 points and their opponents shoot 39.8 percent. Kruize Pinkins leads he Dons averaging 16.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Mark Tollefsen is averaging 15.8 points and 5.5 rebounds, Tim Derksen is averaging 11.9 points, and Matt Glover is averaging 6.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. San Francisco is 1-3 on the road this season.
St. Mary’s is 4-11-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 6-14-1 against the spread following a win, and 3-12-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. San Francisco is 41-13 against the spread against the WCC, 36-15-1 against the spread in their last 52 road games, and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games against a team with a winning home record. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
St. Mary’s hasn’t been a world beater and San Francisco has been tough on the road so I will take the points in this one.