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St. Mary’s vs BYU Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/6/23

BYU Cougars (19-14) vs. St. Mary's Gaels (25-6)
March 6, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -6.5 / BYU Cougars +6.5; Over/Under: +130.5
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The BYU Cougars and the Saint Mary’s Gaels meet in college basketball action from the Orleans Arena as part of the West Coast Conference Tournament on Monday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Saint Mary’s is listed as a 6.5-point home favorite with the total for this game set at 130.5 points.


For BYU, Hao Dong is still out with an ankle injury and Trevin Knell is still out for the year with a shoulder injury. Saint Mary’s hasn’t announced any new injuries coming into this game.

Matchup History

Saint Mary’s 71-65 win over BYU back on February 18th, 2023, made it three straight wins for the Gaels in this head-to-head matchup.


BYU is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 8-23 ATS in their last 31 games as an underdog while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Saint Mary’s is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall.


I’m backing the Gaels here. BYU’s had a lot of success covering in the past in this matchup, but I haven’t loved how the Cougars looked down the stretch and while there could be rust early on for Saint Mary’s, with how elite the defense has been, I don’t think the Gaels need to do a whole lot to get a convincing result in this game. I think Saint Mary’s gets it done here so I’ll lay the points with the Gaels here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: St. Mary's -6.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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