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Gonzaga vs St Marys: WCC Betting Pick

The Gonzaga Bulldogs host St. Mary's on Thursday with the West Coast Conference at stake at McCarthey Athletic Center.

No. 16 Gaels can move closer to earning that title as they shoot for their 13th straight victory Thursday night in a rematch with the Bulldogs, who blew them out in January.

Of note, the road team has won 5 of the past 7 meetings of these WCC foes and the point spread favors Gonzaga by three at most sportsbooks.

View St Marys vs Gonzaga Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Gaels listed as 2.5-point underdogs at BetOnline. The total sat around 139 at shops such as TopBet earlier Thursday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Bulldogs and the No. 18-ranked Gaels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 85-79 result in favor of the Gaels.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Gonzaga's No. 65-ranked offense, averaging 73.7 PPG, against a Gaels defense that ranks No. 37 at 60.9 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. Mary's owns the country's No. 45-rated mark, allowing 64 points per game on the highway. Gonzaga, on the other hand, rates No. 93 in scoring at home.

In their last action, St. Mary's was an 84-73 winner at home against San Diego. They failed to cover the 19.5-point spread as favorites. Rob Jones went off for 28 points and added 8 rebounds, leading St. Mary's over San Diego, 84-73, on Thursday at McKeon Pavilion.

Gonzaga was a 72-60 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Kevin Pangos scored 15 points leading the Bulldogs to a 72-60 victory over Pepperdine at Firestone Fieldhouse on Saturday.

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Santa Clara are 10-0
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 10-0

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 8-2
After playing Pepperdine are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

 

A few Gaels at Bulldogs trends to consider:
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Mary's last 5 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Mary's last 6 games on the road
St. Mary's is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 5 games at home
Gonzaga is 22-2 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against St. Mary's
Gonzaga is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
St. Mary's home to Santa Clara, Saturday, February 11
Gonzaga home to Loyola Marymount, Saturday, February 11

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