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San Francisco vs St. Mary’s Basketball Picks 1-20-24

St. Mary's Gaels (13-6) vs. San Francisco Dons (15-4)
January 20, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Francisco Dons +1.5; Over/Under: 128
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The Saint Mary’s Gaels and San Francisco Dons face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at War Memorial Gym. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Saint Mary’s vs San Francisco prediction.

Saint Mary’s Has Won Five Straight Games

Saint Mary’s has played really well heading into this game having won five in a row. In the last game against Santa Clara the defense only gave up 49 points and that led to the comfortable victory. Aidan Maheny had a strong game putting up 18 points, two rebounds, and one assist. Saint Mary’s on the season is averaging 72.2 points while their defense is giving up 58.6 points per game. The offense hasn’t been exactly elite overall, but the defense is ranked 4th. Mahaney on the season is averaging 14.3 points while shooting 39.6 percent from the field. 

San Francisco Coming off Another Big Win

San Francisco faced off against Loyola Marymount in the last game and they sure looked impressive. The San Francisco offense scored 90 points and they were able to secure the 16 points victory. San Francisco on the season is averaging 79.9 points while their defense is giving up 62.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 57th in the league while the defense is ranked 9th. Jonathan Mogbo is averaging 15.6 points while shooting 67.9 percent from the field. In this game the San Francisco offense is going to need to get out to a fast start and really put the pressure on Saint Mary’s. San Francisco is 15-4 in the WCC standings.

Saint Mary’s vs San Francisco Betting Prediction

Both offenses are going to really struggle here to score. Saint Mary’s is giving up 58.6 points per game while San Francisco is giving up only 62.3 points per game. Both of these offenses are going to have some major issues getting anything going, and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to be lower scoring. Back the under to cash here. This is one of my favorite plays on the board. 


Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under

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Shane Mickle

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