San Francisco Dons (21-6) vs. St. Mary's Gaels (20-6)
February 17, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -3 / San Francisco Dons +3; Over/Under: +132
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The San Francisco Dons and Saint Mary’s Gaels meet Thursday in college basketball action at the University Credit Union Pavilion. The San Francisco Dons look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Saint Mary’s Gaels look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games.
The San Francisco Dons are averaging 77 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Jamaree Bouyea is averaging 17.9 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Yauhen Massalski is averaging 14.4 points and 9.7 rebounds. Khalil Shabazz is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe Stefanini is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The San Francisco Dons are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The San Francisco Dons are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game.
The Saint Mary’s Gaels are averaging 70.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 59.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Matthias Tass is averaging 12.9 points and 2.1 assists, while Alex Ducas is averaging 11.1 points and 3.7 rebounds. Logan Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Tommy Kuhse is dishing 3.5 assists. The Saint Mary’s Gaels are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Mary’s Gaels are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.
The Dons are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 14-29-1 ATS in their last 44 games overall. The Gaels are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 8-2-1 in Dons last 11 road games. The over is 7-2-1 in Gaels last 10 overall. The home team is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The San Francisco Dons are a good team that can beat anybody on any given night, but they’re also 9-16-1 against the spread on the season. The St. Mary’s Gaels are 9-3 against the spread at home, where they win by an average of 19 points and shoot 48.3 percent from the field. I’m going to lay the bucket with the Gaels at home.