San Francisco at St. Mary's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/1/2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
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The San Francisco Dons travel to McKeon Pavilion to play the St. Mary's Gaels on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has St. Mary's as 14.5 point favorites.
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San Francisco heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-11. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 69.4 points per contest while giving up 67.9 per game. St. Mary's has an overall record of 21-2. They are averaging 79.5 points per game and surrendering 65.2, good for a point differential of 14.3.
Valuable San Francisco Dons Betting Trends
The San Francisco Dons are 7-12 against the spread this season
The San Francisco Dons are 9-10 against the over/under this year
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 9-10 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 6-13 against the over/under this year
Key San Francisco Dons Injuries
11/10/17 G Charles Minlend Shoulder is out for season
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Chase Foster averages 11 points per game in 24.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Souley Boum averages 13.4 points per game while playing 23.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Calvin Hermanson averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Jock Landale averages 22.1 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Dons allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 73rd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 163rd and 82nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 139th, and they give up 10.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 92nd in college basketball. San Francisco averages 69.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 280th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 308th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 263rd in D-1. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 157th and 231st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 257th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gaels surrender 65.2 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 231st and 49th in those defensive statistics. They rank 82nd with 12.0 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 27.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gaels are 8th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.5 per game this season. St. Mary's is 54th in Division 1 with 79.5 points per game this year. They are 1st in the country in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 14.3. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the nation. They are 294th in college basketball in rebounding with 33.1 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Gaels are 346th in turnovers per game with 9.8.
The Dons are 224th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.4, and their defensive rating of 100.1 is ranked 137th. In terms of pace they are 284th in the country with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 272nd. As a team they are 287th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 49th in Division 1. San Francisco is 243rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 88th in the nation.
St. Mary's is 333rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 149th in Division 1. The Gaels are 138th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.1, and their offensive rating of 122 is ranked 4th. They are 348th in D-1 in pace with 64.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 227th in the country.
Who will win tonight's San Francisco/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Mary's -14.5
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