San Diego Toreros vs St. Mary's Gaels Prediction, 12/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Toreros vs St. Mary's Gaels
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Location: University Credit Union Pavilion in Moraga, CA
TV: Youtube TV
University Credit Union Pavilion is the location where the St. Mary's Gaels (10-4) will attempt to defeat the San Diego Toreros (7-7) on Thursday.
The San Diego Toreros took the court against Cal State Northridge and ended up losing by a score of 83-78 in their last game. San Diego walked away from the game with a 41.5% FG percentage (22 of 53) and made 5 out of their 21 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Toreros knocked down 29 of 34 attempts for a rate of 85.3%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected 26 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 10 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Pertaining to defending, San Diego allowed the other team to shoot 46.3% from the floor on 25 of 54 shooting. Cal State Northridge distributed 14 assists and had 10 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Cal State Northridge totaled 34 rebounds (12 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Cal State Northridge finished shooting 77.4% at the charity stripe by making 24 of their 31 attempts. They buried 9 of 17 attempts from long range. In reference to personal fouls, the Toreros ended up walking away with 24 and Cal State Northridge totaled 25 personal fouls.
Seikou Sisoho Jawara is one player who was a major factor for the game. He finished the contest at 53.8% from the field and also totaled 3 assists. He played 36 mins and also grabbed 3 rebounds. He left the arena with 25 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
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San Diego will enter this game with a mark of 7-7 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 11.7 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17.3 personal fouls per game. As a unit, San Diego is pulling down 35.2 boards per game and has 204 assists on the season, which ranks 53rd in the country in terms of passing. The Toreros are shooting 38.7% on shots from 3-point land (121 of 313) and 74.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 79.4 pts per game (56th in the country) while hitting 45.2% from the floor.
On defense, the Toreros have forced 14.6 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 358th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 234 relinquished on the year. The Toreros are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.0% (380 of 809) and they surrender 33.9 boards per game as a unit. They surrender 41.3% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 335th in D-1 in PPG allowed (76.6).
The last time they took the court, the St. Mary's Gaels went home victorious with a score of 66-54 when they faced Wyoming. The Gaels snagged 15 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 for the contest. They also coughed it up 8 times, while getting 11 steals for the contest. Wyoming earned 16 fouls for the matchup which took the Gaels to the charity stripe for a total of 12 tries. They were able to bury 8 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, St. Mary's made 6 of their 23 tries (26.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Gaels went 26 for 62 from the field which had them shooting 41.9%. The Gaels permitted Wyoming to bury 21 out of their 42 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 50.0% in this game. They finished the game shooting 21.4% from three-point range by connecting on 3 out of 14 and finished the contest at 9 of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). In relation to rebounding, St. Mary's allowed Wyoming to grab 26 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Logan Johnson ended up being a factor for the Gaels for this game. He had 28 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 3 assists in this matchup. He converted 12 of 22 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and added 4 rebounds.
St. Mary's has a mark of 10-4 on the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Gaels are shooting 45.1% from the field, which ranks 163rd in the nation. St. Mary's has tallied 961 points this year (68.6 per game) and they pull in 36.6 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 12.2 times per contest (273rd in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.4 times per game. The Gaels are responsible for committing 15.6 personal fouls every game while shooting 64.4% from the charity stripe.
The Gaels on the defensive end are ranked 10th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 57.4. They are forcing 13.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.4% from the field (73rd in D-1). The St. Mary's defense gives up 32.4% on 3-pointers (73 of 225) and their opposition knocks down 73.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 7.2 assists and 28.5 total rebounds per game, which is 2nd and 3rd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego
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