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Saint Mary's vs. San Diego - 3/11/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Diego vs. Saint Mary's
Date & Time Monday March 11, 2019, 11:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Line
The Line: Saint Mary's -5 -- Over/Under: 129.5
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | San Diego vs. Saint Mary's
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The San Diego Toreros and Saint Mary's Gaels meet Monday in the college basketball WCC Tournament semifinal at the Orleans Arena.

The San Diego Toreros enter this contest after beating up on Portland, Santa Clara and BYU. The San Diego Toreros are averaging 71.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Pineiro is averaging 19.2 points and 9.5 rebounds while Olin Carter III is averaging 15 points and 1.7 assists. Isaiah Wright is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Williams is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The San Diego Toreros are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego Toreros are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The San Diego Toreros have won five of their last seven non-home games.

The Saint Mary's Gaels haven’t played since March 2 and have won five of their last six games. 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 split their last six non-home games.

The Toreros are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. West Coast and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Gaels are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. West Coast, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Toreros are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The under is 37-16-2 in Gaels last 55 overall. The under is 6-2 in Toreros last 8 overall.

The Saint Mary's Gaels enter this game playing lights out basketball, which includes allowing 36.6 percent shooting and winning by an average of 11.2 points in their last five games, but they haven't played a in a week, so there's potential rust there. The San Diego Toreros were inconsistent throughout the season, but they've lit this tournament on fire with their defense and efficient offense. San Diego has given up nothing easy this tournament and is allowing just 38 percent shooting in its last five games. The San Diego Toreros look like a completely different team than the regular season, and that confidence has to be at an all time high after waxing a good BYU team, a game that was over 10 minutes into play. I have to take a stab with the points.

Pick:
San Diego +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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