St. Mary's vs Gonzaga Prediction - Basketball Picks 2/25/23

Gonzaga Bulldogs (24-5) vs St. Mary's Gaels (25-5)

Game Info: Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 10:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)

Betting Odds: Gonzaga Bulldogs -3 -- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Sant Mary’s Gaels and Gonzaga Bulldogs face off on Saturday in a key WCC college basketball showdown at the McCarthy Athletic Center. ‘When these two teams faced off on February 4th it was Saint Mary’s that secured a 78-70 victory. 

Saint Mary’s Betting Preview

Saint Mary’s comes into this game with a 25-5 record overall and they have gone 16-11-2 against the spread. In the last game against Pacific, Saint Mary’s scored 83 points and that was enough for the blowout victory. Logan Johnson had a strong game finishing with 29 points, seven assists, and three rebounds. Saint Mary’s is averaging 72 points while their defense is giving up 58.7 points per game. Aidan Mahaney is having a strong season averaging 14.8 points while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. 

Gonzaga Betting Preview

Gonzaga comes into this game with a 24-5 record overall and they have gone 10-17-1 against the spread. In the last game against San Diego, Gonzaga scored 97 points and that led to the blowout victory. Drew Timme had another strong game finishing with 22 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Gonzaga is averaging 87.8 points while their defense is giving up 74.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 1st in the league while the defense is ranked 296th in college basketball. Timme is having a strong season averaging 21.3 points while shooting 61.6 percent from the field. If Gonzaga wants to share the conference title, they need to win this game. 

Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga Trends

Gonzaga is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games on Saturday. The over is 8-2 in Gonzaga’s last 10 games. The over is 5-0 in the Bulldogs last five games following a straight up win. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Saint Mary’s already has a win over Gonzaga, and they are going to find success again in this game. Saint Mary’s only gave up 70 points to Gonzaga in the last game, and their defense is going to find enough success again in this game to get the job done. Back Saint Mary’s to cover the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Saint Mary's +3

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