Planning on watching today’s Bulldogs and Gaels game? Catch the action at University Credit Union Pavilion in Moraga, CA, as the Gaels hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN. The odds for this West Coast conference game currently have Saint Mary’s as the -2.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 141.5 points.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS VS SAINT MARY’S GAELS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Saint Mary’s Gaels -2.5

This game will be played at University Credit Union Pavilion at 10:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE SAINT MARY’S GAELS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Gaels.
  • Not only will Saint Mary’s pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Will the Bulldogs Exceed Expectations on the Road?

As the underdog, Gonzaga has gone 1-2 this season. They enter the game with a record of 23-6 and have won their last seven games. On the road, the Bulldogs have gone 8-2 this season, and they have won their last six games away from home. In their last game, they beat San Francisco by a score of 86-68.

So far, Gonzaga has been favored in 25 of their 29 games, and they have a record of 21-4 when they are favored. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is +14.3 points per game, and their average scoring margin at home is +15.8 points per game. In West Coast Conference games, they have a record of 13-2.

As the underdog, Gonzaga has gone just 1-2 against the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is 13-15, and on the road, they are 5-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulldogs have an even 5-5 ATS record.

So far this season, the over/under record for Gonzaga games is 13-14-1. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (154.5). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 159 points.

In their latest game, Gonzaga offense put up 86 points against San Francisco. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 62.5% and made 3 threes. Graham Ike is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Anton Watson brings a PPG average of 14.6 into the game.

Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 92nd rank in the nation, allowing 69.1 points per game. Against San Francisco in their most recent game, the Gonzaga defense gave up a total of 68 points while allowing San Francisco to hit 40% of their shots.

Can Saint Mary’s Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Having won 16 straight games, Saint Mary’s is looking to extend its streak to 17 as they host Gonzaga. The Gaels are a perfect 15-0 in West Coast Conference play and have gone 13-6 at home this season. Their average scoring margin at home is +14.1, and they have won their last eight games at home.

So far this year, Saint Mary’s has been favored in 26 of its 30 games and has gone 20-6 in those contests. Overall, the Gaels have a record of 24-6, and they have gone 9-6 in non-conference action.

As the favorite this season, Saint Mary’s has gone 13-13 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Gaels have a mark of 7-3 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Saint Mary’s games is 16-13 and the average scoring total in their games is 132.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (133.2). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.

Saint Mary’s recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 83 points against Pepperdine. This output exceeded their season average of 74.8 points per game. Offensively, the Gaels have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 78th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 194th in percentage and 170th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Gaels’ defense is positioned 3rd in the country, permitting 58.1 points per game. In today’s game vs. Gonzaga, the Saint Mary’s defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Saint Mary’s made 17 free-throws vs. the Gaels.