San Francisco at St. Mary's NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
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The San Francisco Dons travel to McKeon Pavilion to play the St. Mary's Gaels on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 5 point favorites.
San Francisco comes into this game with an overall record of 17-4. They currently have a point differential of 13.8 as they are averaging 76.6 points per game while giving up 62.8 per contest. St. Mary's has an overall record of 13-9. They are averaging 76.6 points per game and surrendering 66.4, good for a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable San Francisco Dons Betting Trends
The San Francisco Dons are 10-7-3 against the spread
The San Francisco Dons are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 14-8-0 against the spread
The St. Mary's Gaels are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Key San Francisco Dons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
11/08/18 C Aaron Menzies Hand is out indefinitely
11/08/18 G Kristers Zoriks ACL is out for season
Charles Minlend comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 68%. Frankie Ferrari averages 13.7 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Jordan Ford averages 21.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Malik Fitts averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Francisco averages 76.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 103rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 62nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 175th in the nation. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 45th and 163rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 340th with 10.4 per game. The Dons allow 62.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 50th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 90th and they give up 10.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in Division 1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 68th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's is 102nd in the country with 76.6 points per game this year. They are 32nd in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 52nd in the nation. They are 223rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game, and 313th in assists per contest with 11.4. The Gaels are 339th in turnovers per game with 10.5. The Gaels surrender 66.4 points per contest, which ranks them 53rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 210th and 62nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 10.6 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 29.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gaels are 29th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per game.
The Dons have an offensive rating of 113.3, which is ranked 24th. They are 290th in college basketball in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 75th. As a unit they are 114th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 155th in D-1. San Francisco is 343rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions.
St. Mary's is 332nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions. The Gaels are 14th in the country in offensive rating with 115.4. In terms of pace they are 334th in Division 1 with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 37th. As a team they are 31st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 241st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's San Francisco/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Mary's -5
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