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St. Mary’s vs San Francisco Basketball Picks 2-20-24

San Francisco Dons (21-6) vs. St. Mary's Gaels (21-6)
February 20, 2024 11:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -8; Over/Under: +133
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The San Francisco Dons and Saint Mary’s Gaels face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the McKeon Pavilion. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free San Francisco vs Saint Mary’s prediction.

San Francisco has Won Six Straight

San Francisco has played well heading into this game and they have won six straight games. In the last game against Loyola Marymount. San Francisco scored 82 points and that was enough for the blowout victory. The defense also gave up only 59 points and they are going to need the defense to really step up here. Jonathan Mogbo had a strong game putting up 10 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists. San Francisco on the season is averaging 79 points while their defense is giving up 65 points per game. 

Can Saint Mary’s Repeat Last Game?

Saint Mary’s in the last game faced off against Pepperdine and it was a dominant victory. Saint Mary’s scored 103 points, but even better was the defense gave up only 59 points. Augustas Marciulinis had quite the game putting up 28 points, six assists, and five rebounds. Saint Mary’s on the season is averaging 74.2 points while their defense is giving up 57.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 176th in the league while the defense is ranked 2nd. In this game if the defense can step up, they should be in good shape to secure the win. Aidan Mahaney is averaging 14.6 points per game.

San Francisco vs Saint Mary’s Betting Prediction

Saint Mary’s might be a little better on paper with the defense, but this San Francisco defense is also good. San Francisco on the season is giving up 65 points per game and their defense is going to step up in a big way here. Saint Mary’s might still win, but San Francisco is going to keep this game within a basket or two. I am personally also throwing a few dollars on San Francisco money line. Back San Francisco against the spread.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: San Francisco +8

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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