St. Mary's vs Gonzaga Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/29/2020
Game: St. Mary's Gaels vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Gonzaga -11.5
The St. Mary's Gaels travel to McCarthey Athletic Center to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 11.5 point favorites.
St. Mary's heads into this matchup with a mark of 24-6. They currently have a point differential of 10.1 as they are averaging 75.9 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. Gonzaga has an overall record of 28-2. They are averaging 87.8 points per game and surrendering 67.3, good for a point differential of 20.5.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 13-16-0 against the spread
The St. Mary's Gaels are 19-10-0 against the over/under
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 16-13-1 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 24-6-0 against the over/under
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
01/16/20 F Anton Watson Shoulder is out for season
01/05/20 G Brock Ravet Left Team is out for season
Jordan Ford comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Malik Fitts averages 17.1 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Filip Petrusev averages 17.4 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Corey Kispert averages 14.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 53rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 314th and 243rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 347th with 9.8 per game. The Gaels allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 74th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 273rd and 148th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 9.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in Division 1. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 46th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga is 1st in the country with 87.8 points per game this year. They are 2nd in Division 1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 20.5. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the nation. They are 10th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.7 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Bulldogs are 321st in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Bulldogs surrender 67.3 points per contest, which ranks them 122nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 114th and 108th in those defensive statistics. They rank 87th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 207th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Gaels are 3rd in the nation in offensive rating with 114. In terms of pace they are 337th in the country with 64.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 11th. As a team they are 8th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 207th in Division 1. St. Mary's is 345th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions.
Gonzaga is 342nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 1st in the country in offensive rating with 119.2. In terms of pace they are 36th in Division 1 with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 291st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. Mary's/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Gonzaga -11.5
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