Pacific at St. Mary's: 2/25/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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St. Mary's Gaels (12-7) vs Pacific Tigers (8-7)
Game Info: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 11:00 pm (University Credit Union Pavilion)
Betting Odds: St. Mary's Gaels -6.5 -- Over/Under: 122.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pacific Tigers and Saint Mary’s Gaels face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at McKeon Pavilion. ‘
THe Pacific Tigers come into this game with an 8-7 record overall but they have won two games in a row. In the last game against San Diego, the offense was strong putting up 77 points and that was enough to come away with the victory. On the season, Pacific is averaging 69 points per game while their defense is giving up 71.4 points per game. Pacific is shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from behind the three point line. Dannis Jenkins has been the best player for Pacific averaging 12 points while shooting 40.2 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Saint Mary’s Gaels who sit with a 12-7 record overall but they have lost two of their last three games. The one win during that stretch ws in the last game against Pepperdine, a game they won by five points. Saint Mary’s is currently averaging 66.3 points while their defense is giving up 63.1 points per game. Guard Tommy Kuhse has been the best player for Saint Mary’s averaging 13.2 points while shooting41.6 percent from the field and 29.6 percent from behind the three point line. Three different players are averaging at least 10 points per game and in this game, they are going to need to have a balanced attack from the offense.
The under is 10-3 in Pacific’s last 13 games played on Thursday. Saint Mary’s are 2-6 against the spread in the last eight games played on Tuesday. The underdog is 8-1-1 against the spread in the last ten meetings played between the two teams.
Saint Mary’s is the better team and they are going to have no issue coming away a victory in this game. Look for Saint Mary’s defense to slow down Pacific and that will lead to Saint Mary’scoming away with a victory.