St. Mary's at Gonzaga: 2/18/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Gonzaga Bulldogs (20-0) vs St. Mary's Gaels (11-6)
Game Info: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 9:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
Betting Odds: Gonzaga Bulldogs -20 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Saint Mary’s Gaels and Gonzaga Bulldogs face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the McCarthy Athletic Center.
The Saint Mary’s Gaels come into this game with an 11-6 and they have won two of their last three games. In the last game against Pepperdine, the offense struggled scoring only 58 points and that led to the loss. Saint Mary’s on the season is averaging 66.4 points per game while their defense is giving up 61.8 points per game. Saint Mary’s is shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 31.7 percent from behind the three point line. Saint Mary’s need their defense to have success, and they need the defense to lock down in this game. Tommy Kuhse has been the best player for Saint Mary’s averaging 14.1 points while shooting 42.4 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Gonzaga Bulldogs who sit with a perfect 20-0 record overall but over the last ten games they have covered only three spreads. In the last game against San Francisco, the offense was elite putting up 100 points and that led to a 39 point victory. Gonzaga on the season is averaging 93 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.3 points per game. Gonzaga is shooting 55.1 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from the field. Forward Drew Timme has been the best player for Gonzaga putting 19.4 points while shooting 64 percent from the field. Four different players are averaging at least 11 points per game.
The under is 47-19-2 in Saint Mary’s last 68 games played on Thursday. The under is 6-2 in Gonzaga’s last eight games against the West Coast. The under is 21-6 in the last 27 meetings played between the two teams in Gonzaga. The under is 17-5 in the last 22 meetings played between the two teams.
Saint Mary’s is going to really try to slow down the pace and that is going to lead to this game being low scoring. Look for a slower paced game that stays under the total. Back the under.