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Pacific vs. St. Mary's - 2/21/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Mary's at Pacific
Date & Time Thursday February 21, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Alex G. Spanos Center
Stockton, California
The Line
The Line: Pacific +7.5 -- Over/Under: 134
TV Channel
The W TV
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The Saint Mary's Gaels and Pacific Tigers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Alex G. Spanos Center.

The Saint Mary's Gaels look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Saint Mary's Gaels are averaging 75.3 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 45 percent shooting. Jordan Ford is averaging 21.6 points and 2.8 assists while Malik Fitts is averaging 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Jordan Hunter is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Tanner Krebs is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Saint Mary's Gaels are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Mary's Gaels are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Saint Mary's Gaels have lost four of their last six road games.

The Pacific Tigers could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Pacific Tigers are averaging 67.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Roberto Gallinat is averaging 14.8 points and 2.8 rebounds while Lafayette Dorsey is averaging 11.4 points and one assist. Jahlil Tripp is the third double-digit scorer and Ajare Sanni is dishing 1.1 assists. The Pacific Tigers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pacific Tigers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The Pacific Tigers have split their last six home games.

The Gaels are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. West Coast and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tigers are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 Thursday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Gaels are 0-6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 9-2 in Tigers last 11 overall. The under is 33-16-2 in Gaels last 51 overall.

The Pacific Tigers hung with Saint Mary's two weeks ago despite being 14-point underdogs, and they return home where they're 7-4 ATS on the season and have covered six of their last eight. The Saint Mary's Gaels are just 4-8 ATS on the road this season and are losing on the road by an average of 3.8 points due to an offense that looks nothing like the teams from the past. The Pacific Tigers have played their best ball by far at home and should take a lot of positives from their three-game road trip in which they fought hard. Give me the points.

Pick:
Pacific +7.5

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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