St. Mary's hits hardwood vs. Gonzaga
The St. Mary's Gaels will be looking to put an end to a three-game SU losing streak against the Gonzaga Bulldogs as those rivals hit the hardwood together on Thursday night.
Overall St. Mary's is just 2-6 SU and 3-5 ATS in its past eight games against Gonzaga dating back to 2011, with the UNDER paying out for totals bettors in three of the last five games between the two WCC schools.
The Gaels will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 7-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 5-7 ATS. St. Mary's is 8-2 on the totals; Gonzaga is 6-6.
The Bulldogs were listed as -7-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
The Bulldogs sit at No. 34 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gaels sit at No. 26 on the same chart.
Last time out for St. Mary's, they were an 88-80 winner as they battled Pacific on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point favorite. Beau Levesque scored 18 points leading the Gaels to an 88-80 victory over Pacific at Spanos Center on Monday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Gonzaga's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 83.36 PPG, against a Gaels defense that ranks No. 70 at 66.31 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 51.34% so far, more than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.12% per game.
A few Gaels at Bulldogs trends to consider:
St. Mary's is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
St. Mary's is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
St. Mary's is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Gonzaga
St. Mary's is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
Gonzaga is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Gonzaga is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 6 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Mary's at Portland, Saturday, January 4th
Gonzaga at Pacific, Saturday, January 4th