Looking to win big? The Gaels and Toreros face off at 11:00 ET on CBSS. The Toreros are hosting the game at Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, CA. In this West Coast matchup, the Gaels are the betting favorite against the Toreros. The over/under for the game is 133.5 points.

SAINT MARY’S GAELS VS SAN DIEGO TOREROS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Diego Toreros +13.5

This game will be played at Jenny Craig Pavilion at 11:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.

WHY BET THE SAN DIEGO TOREROS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Toreros.
  • Not only will San Diego pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +13.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Does Saint Mary’s Have What it Takes on the Road?

Saint Mary’s is set to play their 16th game of the year with a record of 9-6. In road games, the Gaels are undefeated at 2-0, while they have a .500 record of 6-6 at home. Saint Mary’s has an ATS record of 6-8, sitting below .500. In their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.

Through 15 games, Saint Mary’s has an over/under record of 6-8-0 with their games averaging a combined 128.4 points per game so far. Looking at the Gaels’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 131 points per game.

In their recent game, the Gaels’ offense concluded with 66 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 70.3 points per contest. Luke Barrett led the team in scoring, putting up 19 points. Additionally, Mitchell Saxen contributed 11 points for the Gaels.

This season, the Saint Mary’s defense has been impressive, holding the 4th position in the country while permitting an average of 58.5 points per contest. So far, the Saint Mary’s defense is giving up an average of 5.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.2 times per game (481st).

Will the Toreros Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

The Saint Mary’s Gaels come into this game with a 10-5 overall record. As for San Diego, they are 0-3 on the road and 8-2 at home. San Diego’s ATS performance is currently sitting below .500 at 5-8. Over their last five games, the team has gone 2-2 vs. the spread.

So far, San Diego’s games have averaged 145.8 points per game with the average over/under line being 147.7 points. In their most recent three games, the Toreros’ over/under record is 0-2, with their games averaging 138 points per game.

Against Fresno State, the San Diego had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 72.9 points per game. They scored 67 points and posted a field goal percentage of 38.8% in the game. On the offensive front, the Toreros have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, ranking 306th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 189th in terms of percentage and 251st in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Toreros’ defense holds the 153rd rank in the nation, allowing 71.8 points per game. In today’s game, the San Diego defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 71 points.