Saint Mary's-California vs. Southeastern Louisiana - 3/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southeastern Louisiana Lions (22-11) at Saint Mary's-California Gaels (28-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: Saint Mary's-California Gaels -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
NIT college basketball action gets underway with the Southeastern Louisiana Lions visiting the Saint Mary’s Gaels.
The Southeastern Louisiana Lions were the hottest team in the Southland until their month long winning streak came to an end in a 59-55 loss to Stephen F. Austin in the conference title game. Southeastern Louisiana held a 45.5%-42.1% shooting edge but the Lumberjacks totaled 13 more looks at the basket.
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The Lions received 14 points and five pulls from Joshua Filmore on 4-11 including 3-10 from long range. Marlain Veal gave Southeastern Louisiana 12 points, six boards and five assists on 3-8 while Moses Greenwood and Jordan Capps tossed in eight points apiece.
The Saint Mary’s Gaels had their sights set on an NCAA tournament bid but those dreams were dashed in an 85-72 loss to BYU in the semifinals of the WCC tournament. Saint Mary’s shot the ball well enough at 50% but the defensive end of the floor struggled with the Cougars connecting at 61.1%.
Jordan Ford was the Gaels top offensive weapon with 27 points and six boards on 10-18 including 4-8 from long range. Jock Landale gave Saint Mary’s 23 points on 9-12 and 4-4 at the stripe while Calvin Hermanson netted 12 points on 4-11.
Southeastern Louisiana are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games and Southeastern Louisiana are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games. Under is 14-3 in Saint Mary’s last 17 home games and under is 49-24-2 in Saint Mary’s last 75 overall.
The numbers say Saint Mary’s takes no prisoners against smaller conference squads and if they can overcome the disappointment of missing out on the Big Dance this should be a big win...