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Portland Pilots home to Gaels in NCAAB betting action

St. Mary's GaelsPortland Pilots
Feb 23, 10:00 PM | Chiles Center

St. Mary's Gaels vs Portland Pilots Odds

23-5TEAM RECORD6-21

The Pilots will try to cover the spread at Chiles Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the St. Mary's Gaels in college basketball action.

This season, the Pilots are 6-21 overall and 11-15 ATS ATS, while the Gaels are 23-5 and 10-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Portland boasts a 14-12 on the OU, and St. Mary's is 11-11.

View St Marys vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Portland sat as 11.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pilots - Gaels odds would favor the Gaels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Portland is rated No. 305 in the current Odds Shark poll, while St. Mary's is at No. 42. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-59 win for the Gaels.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Portland has the nation's No. 223-rated offensive output, at 65.5 PPG. The visiting Gaels defense ranks No. 58 allowing on average 62.2 PPG. The Pilots FG% has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. Mary's owns the country's No. 74-rated mark, allowing 65.1 points per game on the highway. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 275 in scoring at home.

St. Mary's was a 65-51 loser in its last match on the road against Murray State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Gaels got 17 points from Matthew Dellavedova, but it was Murray State that prevailed in a 65-51 final on Saturday at CFSB Center.

Portland was a 70-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Kevin Bailey scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Pilots to a win (they lost 70-65 to Pepperdine at Firestone Fieldhouse on Saturday).

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 8-2
After playing Murray State are 2-0
After a loss are 7-3

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing BYU are 3-1
After playing Pepperdine are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Gaels at Pilots trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Mary's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Mary's last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
St. Mary's is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
St. Mary's is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Mary's
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing St. Mary's
Portland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Mary's

Next up:
St. Mary's at San Francisco, Saturday, February 25
Portland at BYU, Saturday, February 25

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