St. Mary's at Santa Clara College Basketball Game Picks 2/14/2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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The St. Mary's Gaels head to Leavey Center to take on the Santa Clara Broncos on Thursday, February 14, 2019. The opening line for this game has St. Mary's as 8.5 point favorites.
St. Mary's comes into this game with an overall record of 15-10. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 75.8 points per game while giving up 68.0 per contest. Santa Clara has an overall record of 13-12. They are averaging 69.4 points per game and surrendering 71.4, good for a point differential of -2.0.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 15-10-0 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 14-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Santa Clara Broncos Betting Trends
The Santa Clara Broncos are 14-10-0 against the spread this season
The Santa Clara Broncos are 12-12-0 against the over/under this year
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 Santa Clara Broncos Injuries
12/13/18 C Fallou Ndoye Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/09/18 F Juan Ducasse Knee is out for season
01/17/19 G KJ Feagin Transferred has left team
Jordan Ford comes into this game averaging 21.6 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Malik Fitts averages 16.0 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 7.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Tahj Eaddy scores 14.6 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Josip Vrankic averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's averages 75.8 points per contest, which is 110th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 38th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 37th in the nation. They average 34.5 boards per contest and 10.8 assists per game, which ranks them 231st and 330th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 340th with 10.3 per game. The Gaels allow 68.0 points per contest, which is 90th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 265th and 133rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.6 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 45th place in the country. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Santa Clara is 270th in the nation with 69.4 points per contest this season. They are 178th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.0. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 127th in the NCAA. They are 240th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.4 boards per contest and 163rd in assists per game with 13.7. The Broncos are 88th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Broncos give up 71.4 points per game, which ranks them 184th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 132nd and 54th in those defensive statistics. They rank 229th with 13.7 dimes allowed per game and 147th with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Broncos are 15th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.7 per contest this year.
The Gaels have an offensive rating of 114.9, which is ranked 14th. They are 334th in college basketball in pace with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 53rd. As a unit they are 51st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 258th in D-1. St. Mary's is 333rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions.
Santa Clara is 47th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos are 267th in the country in offensive rating with 100.1. In terms of pace they are 251st in Division 1 with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 155th. As a team they are 156th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 161st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. Mary's/Santa Clara college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Mary's -8.5
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