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St. Mary’s vs Pacific Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/23/23

Pacific Tigers (13-16) vs. St. Mary's Gaels (24-5)
February 23, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -18.5 / Pacific Tigers +18.5 ; Over/Under: 138
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The Pacific Tigers and the Saint Mary’s Gaels meet Thursday in college basketball action from McKeon Pavilion. Pacific is currently 13-16 after a loss to LMU back on Saturday. As for Saint Mary’s, they’re sitting at 24-5 overall. The Gaels beat BYU in their last game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Pacific Tigers 

Pacific had an up-and-down start to the season with a 10-12 record across 22 games. The Tigers are just 3-4 in their last seven outings with losses to BYU, Portland, San Francisco and LMU alongside wins over Santa Clara, Pepperdine and San Diego. 

In the LMU matchup on Saturday, the Tigers went into the break with a 47-43 edge. Pacific couldn’t hold it in the second though, giving up 47 points in a 90-88 loss. Judson Martindale was the leading team scorer on 19 points. 

Saint Mary’s Gaels 

Over on the Saint Mary’s side, they are a nice 18-4 over their first 22 games this year. The Gaels are 6-1 in their last seven outings with wins over BYU, San Francisco, Gonzaga, Portland, San Diego and BYU. The lone loss came versus LMU. 

Matched up against BYU over the weekend, the Gaels went into the locker room with a 33-27 lead. Saint Mary’s kept the pace on another 38 second-half points and won 71-65. Logan Johnson put up 27 points with seven rebounds. 


I’ll take a stab on Pacific in this one. The Tigers are a rough 3-4 over the last seven outings, however they’ve generally been competitive and they’re scoring well. Pacific has hit 68 or more points in seven of their last eight games. As for Saint Mary’s, it’s been a nice 15-1 run over their last 16 outings. The Gaels should be nice and comfortable in another home game here, but if Pacific plays well I think they’ll be able to power out a cover. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Pacific Tigers +18.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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