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College baskeball point spread favors Gaels in battle with Toreros

St. Mary's GaelsSan Diego Toreros
Feb 9, 11:00 PM | Jenny Craig Pavilion

St. Mary's Gaels vs San Diego Toreros Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the San Diego vs St. Mary's battle Saturday at Jenny Craig Pavilion as the Toreros look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Gaels will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 12-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Toreros are 12-9 ATS. St. Mary's is 10-9 against the total, while San Diego is 5-9 versus the number.

View St Marys vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
San Diego opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 78-rated St. Mary's taking on the No. 185-rated Toreros in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-69 win for the Gaels on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Diego has the nation's No. 227-rated offensive output, at 65.4 PPG. The visiting Gaels defense ranks No. 114 allowing on average 64 PPG. The Toreros FG% has averaged 43.9% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. Mary's owns the country's No. 94-rated mark, allowing 66 points per game on the highway. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 202 in scoring at home.

St. Mary's won its last outing, an 84-63 result against Santa Clara on February 7. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. The Gaels blew out Santa Clara on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 84-63 win at Leavey Center.

In their last action, San Diego was a 74-68 winner at home against BYU. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Johnny Dee scored 19 points leading the Toreros to a 74-68 victory over BYU at Jenny Craig Pavilion on Thursday.

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Gonzaga are 8-2
After playing Santa Clara are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Santa Clara are 3-7
After playing BYU are 3-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Gaels at Toreros trends to consider:
St. Mary's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Mary's is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Mary's last 9 games when playing on the road against San Diego
St. Mary's is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Diego's last 10 games
San Diego is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 9 games when playing at home against St. Mary's
San Diego is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
St. Mary's home to Gonzaga, Thursday, February 14
San Diego at Santa Clara, Thursday, February 14