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St. Mary’s vs San Diego State 12/10/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

San Diego State Aztecs (7-2) vs. St. Mary's Gaels (7-3)
December 10, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels +1.5 / San Diego State Aztecs -1.5; Over/Under: +126
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The San Diego State Aztecs and the Saint Mary’s Gaels meet in coilege basketball action from the Footprint Center on Saturday afternoon.

The San Diego State Aztecs will try to build on their current three-game win streak after a 60-55 win over Troy last time out. Darrion Trammell leads the Aztecs in scoring and assists with 13.3 PPG and 3.5 APG up to this point in the year while Matt Bradley has 12.1 PPG and 4.2 RPG as San Diego State’s only other double-digit scorer so far this season. Nathan Mensah also has a team-high 6.1 RPG as well this season to lead the Aztecs on the glass. As a team, San Diego State is averaging 77.2 PPG on 46.2% shooting from the field, 33.5% from three and 73.5% from the foul line this season.

The Saint Mary’s Gaels will be out to build on a 66-46 win over Missouri State last time out. Mitchell Saxen leads the Gaels in scoring with 13.9 PPG with a team-high 8.6 RPG to lead the Gaels in rebounding up to this point in the year while Alex Ducas has 13.4 PPG and 3.8 RPG this season. Aidan Mahoney has 13 PPG with 2.8 RPG and Logan Johnson has 10.3 PPG with 5.5 RPG and a team-high 3.9 APG to lead the Gaels in assists up to this point in the season and also round out the group of double-digit scorers for Saint Mary’s so far this season. As a team, Saint Mary’s is averaging 68.6 PPG on 45.2% shooting from the field, 37.6% from three and 63.4% from the foul line this season.

San Diego State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 games following an ATS loss. Saint Mary’s is 13-6-2 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a winning record and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing 50 points or less in the previous game while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall.

I get the case to be made for either side here and this is going to be a great game if you love defense. For that reason, I like the under. This just feels like a first to 60 wins kind of game between two of the more prolific and efficient defensive units in the country. Don’t need to say more than that. Give me the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 126

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