Pacific at St. Mary's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
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The Pacific Tigers head to McKeon Pavilion to take on the St. Mary's Gaels on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 19.5 point favorites.
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Pacific comes into this game with an overall record of 6-9. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 73.9 points per game while giving up 76.7 per contest. St. Mary's has an overall record of 13-2. They are averaging 81.3 points per game and surrendering 66.7, good for a point differential of 14.7.
Valuable Pacific Tigers Betting Trends
The Pacific Tigers are 5-8 against the spread this season
The Pacific Tigers are 9-5 against the over/under this year
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 5-6 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 4-7 against the over/under this year
Key Pacific Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Roberto Gallinat averages 13.7 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Miles Reynolds averages 12.3 points per contest in 25.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jock Landale scores 21.8 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 9.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Calvin Hermanson averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Pacific averages 73.9 points per contest this year, which is 198th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 175th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 283rd in Division 1. They average 35.8 boards per contest and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 200th and 243rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 189th with 13.3 per game. The Tigers allow 76.7 points per contest, which is 280th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 255th and 245th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd, and they allow 14.9 assists per game which puts them in 274th place in college basketball. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's is 58th in the country with 81.3 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the nation in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 14.7. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in Division 1. They are 284th in the country in rebounding with 33.7 boards per contest and 33rd in assists per game with 17.5. The Gaels are 351st in turnovers per contest with 9.1. The Gaels give up 66.7 points per game, which ranks them 65th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 261st and 88th in those defensive statistics. They rank 124th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 27.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Gaels are 6th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 10.6 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 302nd in the country in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 181st. They are 221st in college basketball in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 263rd. As a unit they are 234th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 348th in D-1. Pacific is 197th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 273rd in the country.
St. Mary's is 348th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 194th in Division 1. The Gaels are 202nd in the nation in defensive rating with 101.6, and their offensive rating of 124 is ranked 2nd. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 64.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 191st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Pacific/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Pacific +19.5
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