St. Mary's vs Portland Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/10/24

Portland (9-16) vs St. Mary's (19-6)

Game Info: Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Chiles Center)

Betting Odds: Portland +19 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Saint Mary’s Gaels and the Portland Pilots meet in college basketball action from the Chiles Center on Saturday night. Who comes out on top in this WCC showdown? Let’s dive in and find out with our Saint Mary’s vs. Portland Prediction.

Saint Mary’s Team Preview

The Saint Mary’s Gaels come into this one looking to build on an 11-game win streak after an 84-43 rout of Pacific last time out. Aidan Mahaney leads the Gaels in scoring with 13.8 PPG with 2.5 APG and Mitchell Saxen has 11.3 PPG with a team-high 7.6 RPG to lead the Gaels on the glass this season. Augustas Marciulionis has 11.8 PPG with a team-high 4.6 APG while Joshua Jefferson has 10.2 PPG and 6.6 RPG, rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for the Gaels. As a team, Saint Mary’s is averaging 73 PPG on 45.8% shooting from the field, 33% from three and 68.1% from the foul line this season.

Portland Team Preview

The Portland Pilots come into this one looking to rebound from a 96-64 loss at the hands of Gonzaga in their last matchup. Tyler Robertson leads the Pilots in scoring and assists with 16 PPG and 3.7 APG along with 3.7 RPG while Vukasin Masic has 13.2 PPG with 3.7 RPG and 2.9 APG this season. Tyler Harris has 11.8 PPG with 7.3 RPG to lead the Pilots on the glass, and Yuto Yamanouchi Williams has 10.6 PPG and 5.9 RPG, rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for Portland up to this point in the year. Alimamy Koroma has 9.7 PPG with 4.2 RPG as well for the Pilots so far this season. As a team, Portland is averaging 73.2 PPG on 44.5% shooting from the field, 34.8% from three and 71.4% from the foul line this season.

Saint Mary’s vs. Portland Prediction

I’m on Saint Mary’s here. The Gaels have had some close calls as of late, but consistently, Saint Mary’s has had no problem sitting down the lesser teams on the totem pole in the WCC, and doing so in emphatic fashion. I think this game is no different as Portland is still one of the worst teams in the conference. Give me Saint Mary’s laying the big number.

Chris’s Pick Saint Mary's -19

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