St. Mary's at Gonzaga College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The St. Mary's Gaels head to McCarthey Athletic Center to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 9.5 point favorites.
St. Mary's heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-2. They currently have a point differential of 15.4 as they are averaging 80.8 points per contest while giving up 65.4 per game. Gonzaga has an overall mark of 16-3. They are averaging 89.8 points per contest and giving up 69.4, which is a point differential of 20.4.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 7-8 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 6-9 against the over/under this year
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-7 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-7 against the over/under this year
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jock Landale averages 21.7 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Calvin Hermanson averages 12.2 points per contest in 31.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Johnathan Williams scores 14.1 points per contest while playing 27.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. Josh Perkins averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's averages 80.8 points per contest this year, which is 50th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 12th in Division 1. They average 33.5 boards per contest and 17.7 assists per game, which ranks them 286th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 348th with 9.6 per game. The Gaels allow 65.4 points per contest, which is 35th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 245th and 39th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 27.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 109th place in college basketball. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga is 4th in the country with 89.8 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 20.4. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 93rd in Division 1. They are 10th in the country in rebounding with 41.4 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 17.6. The Bulldogs are 235th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Bulldogs give up 69.4 points per game, which ranks them 106th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 40th and 266th in those defensive statistics. They rank 83rd with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 31.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 163rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Gaels are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 123.9, and their defensive rating of 100.2 is ranked 144th. In terms of pace they are 349th in the country with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 220th in Division 1. St. Mary's is 344th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 154th in the nation.
Gonzaga is 291st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 60th in the nation. The Bulldogs are 4th in the country in offensive rating with 122.3, and their defensive rating of 94.5 is ranked 41st. In terms of pace they are 118th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 8th. As a team they are 9th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 84th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. Mary's/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Mary's +9.5
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