St. Mary's Gaels vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Mary's Gaels vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA
McCarthey Athletic Center is where the Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-2) will take on the St. Mary's Gaels (19-5) on Saturday.
The St. Mary's Gaels took the court against Santa Clara and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 77-72 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Gaels finished with 14 while Santa Clara finished the game with 15 fouls. They also converted 6 out of their 15 attempts from long range. Santa Clara finished the contest at 69.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 9 of their 13 shots. In addition, Santa Clara pulled down 30 rebounds (5 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Santa Clara doled out 18 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. With regard to defending, St. Mary's allowed the other team to shoot 55.4% from the field on 31 of 56 shooting. They also distributed 15 assists for the game in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 26 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Gaels knocked down 12 of their 14 shots for a percentage of 85.7%. St. Mary's ended having earned a 43.3% field goal percentage (26 of 60) and buried 8 of their 19 shots from distance.
Tommy Kuhse is one player who was a major contributor for this game. He ended up scoring 16 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28 minutes played and grabbed 3 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 42.9% from the floor and distributed 6 assists.
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St. Mary's enters this one with a win-loss mark of 19-5 for the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 11.8 times per game and as a group they commit 15.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, St. Mary's is snagging 34.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 339 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 92nd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Gaels are hitting 35.3% on shots from distance (180 of 510) and 74.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 70.0 points per game (216th in D-1) while going 46.2% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Gaels have forced 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 15.3 fouls. They are 10th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 204 surrendered on the year. The Gaels defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 42.2% (540 of 1,279) and they concede 29.0 boards per game as a team. They give up 33.4% on 3-pointers and they are 8th in college basketball in opponents points per game (59.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Gonzaga Bulldogs got the win with a final of 90-57 against BYU. With respect to team rebounding, Gonzaga permitted BYU to grab 34 overall (8 offensive). They shot 23.1% from beyond the arc by going 6 of 26 and ended up shooting 9 out of 11 from the charity stripe (81.8%). The Bulldogs permitted BYU to knock down 21 out of their 71 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 29.6% for the game. When this game wrapped up, the Bulldogs went 32 for 61 from the field which had them sitting at 52.5%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Gonzaga converted 8 of their 21 tries (38.1%). They were able to bury 18 of them for a rate of 81.8%. BYU committed 18 personal fouls in this contest which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 12 steals for this contest. The Bulldogs earned 40 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 43 for this contest.
Chet Holmgren ended up being a major contributor for the Bulldogs for the contest. He made 9 of 14 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 64.3%, and had 17 rebounds. He had 20 points in his 28 minutes on the hardwood and had 6 dimes in this contest.
Gonzaga has a win-loss record of 19-2 for the campaign. The Bulldogs commit 15.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 71.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 19.3 times per game (2nd in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 12.0 times per game. Gonzaga has tallied 1,908 pts this year (90.9 per game) and they average 42.5 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulldogs are hitting on 53.6% from the floor, which ranks them 1st in college basketball.
The Bulldogs are ranked 78th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 65.3. They are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.2% from the field (4th in college hoops). The Gonzaga defense allows 29.7% from downtown (141 of 474) and their opposition makes 68.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 9.9 assists and 33.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 14th and 97th in college hoops.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Gonzaga
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