St. Mary's Gaels vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Prediction, 3/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Mary's Gaels vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Location: Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Orleans Arena is the location where the Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-3) will take on the St. Mary's Gaels (25-6) on Tuesday.
The St. Mary's Gaels stepped onto the hardwood against Santa Clara and earned the victory with a final of 75-72 in their last game. St. Mary's wrapped up the contest having earned a 49.1% field goal percentage (28 of 57) and made 6 of 13 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Gaels buried 13 of 16 tries for a percentage of 81.3%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 34 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 11 assists for the game in addition to creating 3 turnovers and getting 1 steal. In the matter of defending, St. Mary's allowed 40.6% from the field on 26 out of 64 shooting. Santa Clara distributed 10 dimes and had 3 steals in the game. On top of that, Santa Clara had 34 rebounds (12 offensive, 22 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Santa Clara finished the contest at 65.2% from the charity stripe by making 15 of their 23 attempts. They also made 5 out of their 13 shots from distance. Regarding personal fouls, the Gaels ended up finishing with 20 and Santa Clara totaled 14 personal fouls.
Tommy Kuhse is one guy who was a factor in the game. He ended up going 61.1% from the floor and also recorded 4 assists. He saw the court for 40 minutes and collected 5 rebounds. He ended up with 27 points on 11 out of 18 shooting.
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St. Mary's comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 25-6 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 69.8 points per game (212th in Division 1) while hitting 46.3% from the field. The Gaels are connecting on 35.1% from downtown (224 of 638) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, St. Mary's is pulling in 34.0 rebounds per game and has 422 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 124th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 11.3 times per game and as a team they commit 15.5 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Gaels are forcing 12.9 turnovers every game while drawing 14.7 personal fouls. They are surrendering 33.5% on 3-point shots while they are 9th in college basketball in PPG allowed (59.8). The Gaels are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.1% (705 of 1,675) and they concede 29.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 5th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 255 relinquished so far this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Gonzaga Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 81-71 when they faced San Francisco. The Bulldogs earned 24 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 28 in the matchup. They also gave up possession 13 times, while earning 4 steals for the matchup. San Francisco had 18 fouls in this contest which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to convert 14 of those for a percentage of 77.8%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Gonzaga buried 3 out of their 13 tries (23.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 32 out of 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 58.2%. The Bulldogs allowed San Francisco to make 24 of their 63 attempts from the floor which had them at 38.1% in this matchup. They shot 32.4% from distance by connecting on 11 out of 34 and finished the game at 12 out of 18 from the free throw line (66.7%). When it comes to rebounding, Gonzaga allowed San Francisco to grab 29 in total (9 offensive).
Chet Holmgren ended up being a major contributor for the Bulldogs in the game. He recorded 17 points in his 30 mins on the court and accumulated 1 assist for this game. He converted 7 of 10 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and accumulated 8 rebounds.
Gonzaga has a mark of 25-3 this season. The Bulldogs are committing 15.4 fouls every game and they connect on 72.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 18.4 times per game (3rd in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.9 times per contest. Gonzaga has accounted for 2,465 points this season (88.0 per game) and they pull in 42.0 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Bulldogs are hitting on 52.6% from the floor, which is ranked 2nd in the country.
The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 59th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 65.2. They are forcing 12.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 37.7% from the floor (3rd in college basketball). The Gonzaga defense surrenders 30.7% on 3-pointers (189 of 615) and their opponents are connecting on 69.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 10.0 assists and 32.8 total boards per game, which is 15th and 84th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Mary's
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