St. Mary's vs. San Francisco - 12/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Dons (6-4) at St. Mary's Gaels (8-1)
College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 11:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Mary’s Gaels and the San Francisco Dons face off on Monday in college basketball action.
The Saint Mary’s Gaels are 8-1 this season and they have won their last two games since falling to Cal. St. Mary’s is averaging 82 points and they are shooting 55.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59 points per game and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Emmett Naar leads the Gaels averaging 15.1 points and 6.8 assists per game. Joe Rahon is averaging 10.7 points and 7.1 assists, Dane Pineau is averaging 10.4 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Calvin Hermanson is averaging 10 points. St. Mary’s is looking like a NCAA Tournament quality team.
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The San Francisco Dons are 6-4 this season and they are coming off of back-to-back wins. USF is averaging 70.3 points and they are shooting 43.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Devin Watson leads the Dons averaging 19.8 points ad 5.1 assists per game. Tim Derksen is averaging 15.5 points and 5.9 rebounds, Uche Ofoegbu is averaging 6.2 points, and Chase Foster is averaging 5.4 points. San Francisco has lost their last two road games.
St. Mary’s is 5-0 against the spread following a win, 20-7 against the spread in their last 27 games, and 18-7-1 against the spread in their last 26 home games. San Francisco is 0-5 against the spread in their last five games, 43-20-1 against the spread in their last 64 road games, and 7-3 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The home team has covered the point spread in four f the last five meetings of these two.
This is a lot of points for a conference game and I am going to take them with the underdog Dons.