Gonzaga Bulldogs vs St. Mary's Gaels Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/8/2020
Game: Gonzaga Bulldogs vs St. Mary's Gaels
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, CA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: St. Mary's +5
The Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to McKeon Pavilion to play the St. Mary's Gaels on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 5 point favorites.
Gonzaga heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-1. They currently have a point differential of 21.3 as they are averaging 88.5 points per contest while giving up 67.2 per game. St. Mary's has an overall mark of 19-5. They are averaging 77.2 points per contest and giving up 65.6, which is a point differential of 11.6.
Valuable Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 13-11-1 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 20-5-0 against the over/under
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 12-12-0 against the spread
The St. Mary's Gaels are 15-9-0 against the over/under
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
02/05/20 F Killian Tillie Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Loyola Marymount
01/16/20 F Anton Watson Shoulder is out for season
01/05/20 G Brock Ravet Left Team is out for season
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Corey Kispert averages 14.1 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Filip Petrusev comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Malik Fitts averages 16.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Jordan Ford averages 21.1 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 116th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 121st and 125th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 41st, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 100th place in the NCAA. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 227th in the nation. Gonzaga averages 88.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 21.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 13th in D-1. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 11th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 332nd with 11.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gaels surrender 65.6 points per contest, which ranks them 85th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 242nd and 151st in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 9.1 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 30.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gaels are 62nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game. St. Mary's is 43rd in the country with 77.2 points per game this year. They are 11th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 11.6. They shoot 43% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the nation. They are 293rd in the country in rebounding with 33.0 boards per game and 199th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Gaels are 347th in turnovers per game with 10.1.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 120.2, which is ranked 1st. They are 40th in college basketball in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 4th. As a unit they are 6th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 284th in D-1. Gonzaga is 347th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions.
St. Mary's is 343rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions. The Gaels have an offensive rating of 115.3, which is ranked 3rd. They are 340th in D-1 in pace with 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 6th. As a unit they are 7th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 176th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Gonzaga/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Mary's +5
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