Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga Pick: Thursday, February 18th

Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga Pick: Thursday, February 18th: Gonzaga come into Thursday night’s game sitting atop the West Coast Conference, with a 20-0 record, going 11-0 in conference. The Bulldogs have outscored their opponents by an average of 24.8 points per game in their last ten games, putting up 91 points per game in that stretch. Gonzaga are the best offensive team in the nation, putting up 93.1 points per game, and shooting at a 55.1% rate from the floor. The Bulldogs are led by 6’10 Drew Timme, who averages 19.4 points per game so far this season with 20 games played, shooting at 64% from the field, while also leading the team in rebounds per game with 7.3. St. Mary’s will have their hands full against the Gonzaga team that can shoot the three-ball well when they chose to play that style of game, the Bulldogs are the 98th best 3-point shooting team in the nation, hitting at 35.6%.

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The Saint Mary’s Gaels come into Thursday night’s game sitting in 8th place in the WCC, with an 11-6 record on the season, but have gone just 2-4 in-conference. The Gaels are 5-5 in their last 10 games, in a handful of close games. The Gaels have been outscored by just 0.2 points per game in their last 10, while putting up 61 points per game in that stretch. St. Mary’s comes in against this #1 rated Gonzaga team as one of the best defensive teams in the nation, allowing just 61.8 points per game, good enough for the 14th best defensive scoring rating in D-1 College Basketball.

Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga Odds

Opening Odds Spread
Saint Mary’s
+21
Gonzaga
-21
Total 142.5
Where/When McCarthey Athletic Center | 6:00 PM ET

Saint Mary’s comes into tonight’s game riding a 4-1 ATS streak as the betting underdog, and while coming off a 60-58 loss to Pepperdine on Saturday, this Gaels team has managed to bounce back with an ATS win in 4 of their last 5 when coming off an outright loss. As for the Bulldogs, Gonzaga has gone just 9-9-2 this season, despite their 20-0 outright record, and even though they are the best offensive team in the country, Gonzaga is trending to the Under this season, with their last 4 games as the home chalk going below the betting total. The Gaels come into tonight with a puncher’s chance against Zaga, as the road team has covered 11 of the last 16 meetings between these teams.

Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga ATS Stats

Team ATS Record ATS Margin
Saint Mary’s 9-8-0 +0.3
Gonzaga 9-9-2 +1.8

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