Looking to win big? The Tigers and Gaels face off at 11:00 ET on CBSS. The Gaels are hosting the game at University Credit Union Pavilion in Moraga, CA. The over/under for this game is set at 135 points, and Saint Mary’s is favored by -26 vs. Pacific in a West Coast conference matchup.

PACIFIC TIGERS VS SAINT MARY’S GAELS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Pacific Tigers +26

This game will be played at University Credit Union Pavilion at 11:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE PACIFIC TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Gaels.
  • Even though we have Saint Mary’s winning straight-up, we like Pacific at +26.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Will the Tigers Find a Way to Win in Moraga?

Despite being 1-12 as the underdog this season, Pacific is an underdog once again, this time by 26 points. They come into the game 6-14 overall and have lost their last 11 games, including their most recent game against Santa Clara, 88-69.

On the road, Pacific has gone just 1-8 this season, and they are currently on an eight-game losing streak away from home. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone just 1-9, and their average scoring margin on the road is -20.1 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Pacific has gone just 3-10 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Tigers have an ATS mark of 2-8. On the road, Pacific is just 2-7 vs. the spread this year and they are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 road games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Pacific games is 7-11 and the average scoring in their games is 145.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 135 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (144.7). Over their last three games, Pacific’s OU record is 3-0 and the average scoring in those games is 157 points.

In their most recent game, the Tigers’ offense tallied 69 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 66.8 points per game. Moe Odum was the leading scorer for the Tigers, putting up 21 points. In addition, Judson Martindale contributed 14 points.

Facing Saint Mary’s, Pacific aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 77.0 points allowed per game (259th). The Pacific defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 88 points and allowed Santa Clara to connect on 6 threes.

Will Saint Mary’s Make it Happen at Home?

Through 20 games this season, Saint Mary’s has a record of 14-6, including a 5-0 mark in West Coast Conference play. Over their last six games, the Gaels have won all six, and they have gone 11-6 when favored this season.

So far, Saint Mary’s has been perfect on the road, going 6-0, and they have an average scoring margin of +10.2 points per game. At home, the Gaels are 7-6, and they have won their last two games.

As the favorite this season, Saint Mary’s has an ATS record of 7-10. Their home ATS record is 6-7 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Saint Mary’s games is 10-9 and today’s line of 135 is higher than the average over/under line of 132.1 for their games. However, the average scoring total in their games is just 130.9 and over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 134 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Saint Mary’s offense tallied 77 points in a matchup against San Francisco. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.5%, and they made 11 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Aidan Mahaney, who is averaging 14.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Mitchell Saxen also maintains a PPG average of 11.4 heading into game.

Saint Mary’s’ defense has been playing well, ranking 5th nationally, with 58.6 points allowed per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Saint Mary’s’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.9% this season.