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Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary's - 3/12/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Saint Mary's vs. Gonzaga
Date & Time Tuesday March 12, 2019, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Line
The Line: Gonzaga -14 -- Over/Under: 136.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Saint Mary's Gaels and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Tuesday in the college basketball WCC Championship at the Orleans Arena.

The Saint Mary's Gaels get another shot at their conference rival after pulling away from San Diego in the final minutes. The Saint Mary's Gaels are averaging 73.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jordan Ford is averaging 21.5 points and 2.6 assists while Malik Fitts is averaging 15.4 points and 7.6 rebounds. Jordan Hunter is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Tanner Krebs is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Saint Mary's Gaels are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Mary's Gaels are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Saint Mary's Gaels have won their last four non-home games.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs haven’t lost a game since December 15 and hope to win yet another WCC title. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 90.2 points on 53.6 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Rui Hachimura is averaging 20.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while Brandon Clarke is averaging 16.6 points and 1.8 assists. Zach Norvell Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Perkins is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have won their last nine non-home games.

The Gaels are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games. The Bulldogs are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win. The Gaels are 7-21 ATS in the last 28 meetings and the favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Bulldogs last 5 overall. The under is 37-17-2 in Gaels last 56 overall.

The Saint Mary's Gaels held around with Gonzaga in the last meeting, but they still lost both games by double digits and have lost the last three meetings by an average of 25 points. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are winning their last five games by an average of 24.4 points and are 17-9 ATS this season as a double-digit favorite. While Saint Mary's is a respectable team and has history with Gonzaga, the Bulldogs are too consistent with their play and have been extremely profitable in these spots to fade. I have to eat the chalk yet again. 

Pick:
Gonzaga -14

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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