Saint Mary's-California vs. San Diego - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Toreros (12-3) at Saint Mary's-California Gaels (14-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: Saint Mary's-California Gaels -14.5 -- Over/Under: 135 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Toreros visit the Saint Mary’s Gaels in a late night college basketball bout.
The San Diego Toreros have been a quiet surprise thus far with a 3-0 to conference play after downing the Portland Pilots 81-74 in overtime Thursday night as a 7.5 point road favorite. Both teams sank shots in the 41%-42% range but San Diego survived 13 more Portland looks with seven more free throws and an 11-1 edge on threes.
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Isaiah Wright saved the Toreros with a contest high 30 points with five pulls and three steals on 7-11 from the floor with a 12-15 effort at the line. Olin Carter III added 16 points and four yanks on 5-13 shooting while San Diego received a combined 19 points and seven rebounds from Tyler Williams and Isaiah Pineiro.
Saint Mary’s once again looks like top challenger in the West Coast as the team has rolled to nine straight victories capped off by a 74-56 rout of the Pacific Tigers as an 18 point home favorite on Thursday. The Gaels opened up an eleven point lead at the break and slowly pulled away behind a 50%-40% shooting edge.
Evan Fitzner paced a balanced Gaels attack with 16 points on 6-8 from the floor with Jock Landale tossing in 13 points and hauling in a game high 17 rebounds on 5-11 accuracy. Saint Mary’s saw Cullen Neal and Tanner Krebs net eleven points apiece on 7-8 while Calvin Hermanson chipped in with ten points.
San Diego are 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 road games and under is 7-3 in San Diego last 10 road games and under is 7-3 in San Diego last 10 Saturday games. Saint Mary’s are 7-1-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. West Coast. Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
San Diego has to remember last season’s debacle against St. Mary’s and I’d expect their best effort…