St. Mary's vs. Pacific - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pacific Tigers (10-13) at St. Mary's Gaels (17-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Mary’s Gaels and the Pacific Tigers face off on Saturday at McKeon pavilion in a WCC college basketball battle.
The Saint Mary’s Gaels are 17-5 this season but are coming off of a tough home loss to Pepperdine that could deal a serious blow to their NCAA Tournament hopes. St. Mary’s is averaging 70 points and they are shooting 46.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. Brad Waldow leads the Gaels averaging 20.1 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Kerry Carter is averaging 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds, Aaron Bright is averaging 10.6 points, and Garrett Jackson is averaging 7.6 points. St. Mary’s is 12-3 at home 9-2 in the WCC.
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The Pacific Tigers are 10-13 this season and they have lost their last four games. Pacific is averaging 65.3 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. T.J. Wallace leads Pacific averaging 13.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Dulani Robinson is averaging 10 points, Eric Thompson is averaging 8.3 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Gabriel Aguirre is averaging 7.6 points. Pacific is 4-4 on the road and 2-9 in West Coast Conference play.
St. Mary’s is -0 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, and 9-2 against the spread against the WCC. Pacific is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine road games, 2-6 against the spread against the WCC, and 1-5 against the spread following a loss. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
Look for St. Mary’s to put up a big one here and blow Pacific out of the building.