St. Mary's at Pacific NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 2/21/2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Alex G. Spanos Center
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The St. Mary's Gaels travel to Alex G. Spanos Center to play the Pacific Tigers on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 7 point favorites.
St. Mary's comes into this game with an overall record of 17-10. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 75.3 points per game while giving up 67.4 per contest. Pacific has an overall record of 13-14. They are averaging 68.8 points per game and surrendering 70.4, good for a point differential of -1.6.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 15-12-0 against the spread
The St. Mary's Gaels are 14-13-0 against the over/under
Important Pacific Tigers Betting Trends
The Pacific Tigers are 13-12-0 against the spread
The Pacific Tigers are 10-14-1 against the over/under
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
Key Pacific Tigers Injuries
11/09/18 C Amari McCray ACL is out for season
Malik Fitts averages 16.3 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Jordan Ford comes into this contest averaging 21.6 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Lafayette Dorsey averages 11.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 21.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Roberto Gallinat averages 14.8 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gaels allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 77th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 255th and 154th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 40th place in the NCAA. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the nation. St. Mary's averages 75.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 114th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 40th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 49th in D-1. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 10.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 220th and 339th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 336th with 10.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 70.4 points per contest, which ranks them 149th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 305th and 273rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 65th with 11.6 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 175th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Pacific is 278th in the country with 68.8 points per game this year. They are 231st in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 165th in the nation. They are 299th in the country in rebounding with 33.0 boards per game and 345th in assists per contest with 10.1. The Tigers are 152nd in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Gaels have an offensive rating of 114.5, which is ranked 13th. They are 337th in college basketball in pace with 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 58th. As a unit they are 50th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 251st in D-1. St. Mary's is 332nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
Pacific is 77th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 101.5, which is ranked 237th. They are 290th in D-1 in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 268th. As a unit they are 178th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 308th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. Mary's/Pacific college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Pacific +7
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