St. Mary's at San Diego NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Jenny Craig Pavilion
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The St. Mary's Gaels travel to Jenny Craig Pavilion to play the San Diego Toreros on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 1 point favorites.
St. Mary's comes into this game with an overall record of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 74.7 points per game while giving up 66.1 per contest. San Diego has an overall record of 17-11. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 68.6, good for a point differential of 4.6.
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 San Diego Toreros Betting Trends
The San Diego Toreros are 14-12-0 against the spread
The San Diego Toreros are 8-17-1 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 San Diego Toreros Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Ford comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Malik Fitts averages 16.0 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Isaiah Pineiro averages 19.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Olin Carter III averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's averages 74.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 128th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 40th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 45th in the nation. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 10.6 assists per game, which ranks them 214th and 340th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 338th with 10.4 per game. The Gaels allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 51st in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 211th and 143rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in Division 1. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
San Diego is 173rd in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 67th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 150th in the nation. They are 251st in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game, and 50th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Toreros are 185th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Toreros surrender 68.6 points per contest, which ranks them 100th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 212th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 51st with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Toreros are 92nd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Gaels have an offensive rating of 114.2, which is ranked 12th. They are 339th in college basketball in pace with 65.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 54th. 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 249th in D-1. St. Mary's is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions.
San Diego is 126th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Toreros have an offensive rating of 105.8, which is ranked 137th. They are 247th in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 72nd. As a unit they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 122nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. Mary's/San Diego college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Diego +1
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