San Diego vs St. Mary's Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/24/24

St. Mary's (22-6) vs San Diego (15-12)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 10:00 pm (University Credit Union Pavilion)

Betting Odds: St. Mary's -21.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Toreros and the Saint Mary’s Gaels meet in college basketball action from the University Credit Union Pavilion on Saturday night. Who comes out on top in this WCC tilt? Let’s dive in and find out with our San Diego vs. Saint Mary’s Prediction.

San Diego Team Preview

The San Diego Toreros come into this game looking to rebound from an 82-69 loss to Santa Clara last time out. Deuce Turner leads the Toreros in scoring with 15.2 PPG while Wayne McKinney III has 14.6 PPG along with 3.7 RPG and a team-high 3 APG to lead San Diego in assists. PJ Hayes has 11.1 PPG with 3.1 RPG to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for San Diego so far this season. Kevin Patton Jr. has 9.5 PPG with 4.6 RPG and 2.6 APG and Steven Jamerson II has 9.1 PPG with a team-high 8.1 RPG to lead the Toreros on the glass. As a team, San Diego is averaging 73.3 PPG on 44.2% shooting from the field, 35.3% from behind the arc and 73.4% from the foul line this season.

Saint Mary’s Team Preview

The Saint Mary’s Gaels come into this game looking to build on their 14-game win streak after a 70-66 win over San Francisco last time out. Aidan Mahaney leads the Gaels in scoring with 13.9 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 12.3 PPG with a team-high 4.7 APG while Joshua Jefferson has 10.2 PPG and 6.5 RPG, rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for the Gaels. As a team, Saint Mary’s is averaging 74.1 PPG on 46.3% shooting from the field, 34.4% from three and 68.7% from the foul line this season.

San Diego vs. Saint Mary’s Prediction

I’m on Saint Mary’s here. The Gaels are the far better team here, and if nothing else, have demolished the bottom teams in the WCC for much of the season and have played tight games against the teams you’d expect them to play tight games against. The Toreros have a decent conference record, but the bulk of that is with wins against the lower-end WCC teams like Pacific and Pepperdine and I think the Toreros are in deep trouble here. Give me Saint Mary’s.

Chris’s Pick Saint Mary's -21.5

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