St. Mary's vs. Gonzaga - 3/8/16 WCC Championship Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs at St. Mary's Gaels (26-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Orleans Arena)
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The Saint Mary's Gaels and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Tuesday night in the WCC Championship.
The Saint Mary's Gaels haven’t lost a game since February 11. The Saint Mary's Gaels are averaging 74.7 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 60 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Emmett Naar is averaging 13.9 points and 6.2 assists while Calvin Hermanson is averaging 11.6 points and 2.8 rebounds. Dane Pineau is grabbing eight rebounds and Joe Rahon is dishing 5.8 assists. The Saint Mary's Gaels are shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Gaels are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Saint Mary's Gaels have split their last six neutral site games.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs look for another win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 79.3 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 20.5 points and 6.5 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.5 points and 1.7 assists. Eric McClellan is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Perkins is dishing 3.9 assists. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have won 11 of their last 13 neutral site games.
The Bulldogs are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Gaels are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. The Bulldogs are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
It's tough to beat a team three times in a season. Gonzaga is physical and has the advantage on the glass, as well as in the crowd. I expect the Bulldogs to win this game.