NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Dons underdogs vs Gaels at San Francisco
St. Mary's Gaels vs San Francisco Dons Odds
St. Mary's pays a visit to San Francisco on Wednesday, hoping to send the Dons to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at War Memorial Gymnasium.
The Gaels will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 10-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Dons are 12-5 ATS. St. Mary's is 9-7 against the total, while San Francisco is 6-9-1 versus the number.
Bettors looking to back visiting St. Mary's before tip-off in this one found them as 6-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 205 (Dons) and the No. 106 (Gaels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-70 result in favor of the Gaels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 160 nationally ranked offense (68.3 points per game) against a Gaels defense that sits as the No. 148 at 65.1 PPG. The Dons have been averaging 44.8% from the field, less than the Gaels have managed so far this season (49.5% on average).
Defensively, St. Mary's features the nation's No. 116-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.9 points per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.
St. Mary's was an 84-72 winner in its last match at home against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 19.5-point spread as favorites. The Gaels grabbed an 84-72 win over the Waves on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Beau Levesque at McKeon Pavilion.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 66-52 loser as they battled Gonzaga on the road. They covered in the match as a 20.5-point underdog. Chris Adams scored 9 points in a futile effort to lead the Dons to a win (they lost 66-52 to Gonzaga at McCarthey Athletic Center on Saturday).
St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing Pepperdine are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Pepperdine are 5-5
After playing Gonzaga are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8
A few Gaels at Dons trends to consider:
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Mary's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
St. Mary's is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing St. Mary's
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing at home against St. Mary's
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
San Francisco is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing St. Mary's
St. Mary's home to Portland, Saturday, February 2
San Francisco at Pepperdine, Saturday, February 2