St. Mary's vs. San Diego - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Mary's vs. San Diego - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego (9-19) at St. Mary's (21-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm (University Credit Union Pavilion)

The Line: St. Mary's -16 -- Over/Under: 134 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Toreros (9-19, CONF 2-11) and the Saint Mary’s Gaels (22-6, CONF 9-4) face off in a Mountain West showdown at the McKeon Pavilion.The Gaels knocked off the Toreros 66-60 earlier in the season. 

It’s another down down season for the Toreros and over the last ten games they have only two wins. Away from home San Diego has won only three of their 11 games on the road and a big reason has been the defense giving up 71.4 points per game.

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In the Toreros last game they played one of the ibetter games of the season, even though they came away with a loss. The Toreros gave the BUY Cougars everything they could handle and end up only losing by one point. 

San Diego is led by Braun Hartfield who is averaging 14.6 points per game while shooting 43.2 percent from the floor. 

The Gaels are going to need to win the conference tournament to make it to the NCAA Tournament, but if they don’t do that they should be in the NIT. The Gaels come into this game having won three of the last four games, and seven of the last ten. One one loss during the last four games for Saint Mary’s was against Gonzaga, and they gave up 90 points. 

Look for Saint Mary’s to try and push the pace, and make the Toreros defense super uncomfortable. 

The under is 12-5 in San Diego’s last 17 Saturday game. The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Saint Mary’s between Toreros and Gael.s. The Toreros are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings against Saint Mary’s. 

The Toreros know they need to keep the pace down to have any chance and they will try to slow it down big time. It’s a lean to Saint Mary’s but the play is with the under to cash. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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