St. Mary's at Pacific College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Alex G. Spanos Center
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The St. Mary's Gaels head to Alex G. Spanos Center to take on the Pacific Tigers on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 12.5 point favorites.
St. Mary's heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-2. They currently have a point differential of 14.8 as they are averaging 80.5 points per contest while giving up 65.7 per game. Pacific has an overall mark of 10-10. They are averaging 73.2 points per contest and giving up 74.7, which is a point differential of -1.5.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 8-8 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 6-10 against the over/under this year
Important Pacific Tigers Betting Trends
The Pacific Tigers are 10-8 against the spread this season
The Pacific Tigers are 11-8 against the over/under this year
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pacific Tigers 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 42% 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%.
Roberto Gallinat scores 12.9 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Miles Reynolds averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's averages 80.5 points per contest this year, which is 50th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.8 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 8th in Division 1. They average 33.4 boards per contest and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 287th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 348th with 9.5 per game. The Gaels allow 65.7 points per contest, which is 43rd in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 245th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 27.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 107th place in college basketball. They force 10.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pacific is 204th in the country with 73.2 points per contest this season. They are 135th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.5. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 319th in Division 1. They are 239th in the country in rebounding with 34.7 boards per contest and 257th in assists per game with 12.7. The Tigers are 285th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Tigers give up 74.7 points per game, which ranks them 239th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 264th and 274th in those defensive statistics. They rank 245th with 14.4 dimes allowed per game and 98th with 33.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 125th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Gaels are 3rd in the nation in offensive rating with 123.6, and their defensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 158th. In terms of pace they are 349th in the country with 64.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 2nd. As a team they are 4th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 231st in Division 1. St. Mary's is 345th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 163rd in the nation.
Pacific is 275th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 289th in the nation. The Tigers are 144th in the country in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 300th. In terms of pace they are 252nd in Division 1 with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 250th. As a team they are 212th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 348th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. Mary's/Pacific college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Mary's -12.5
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