San Diego Toreros visit St. Mary's Gaels in college basketball clash
San Diego Toreros vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds
The St. Mary's Gaels hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the San Diego Toreros pay a visit to McKeon Pavilion on the college basketball betting menu.
The Gaels sit at 15-4 (9-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Toreros are currently 11-9 (9-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? St. Mary's is 8-6 OU, and San Diego is 3-6 OU.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the St. Mary's Gaels as 15-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gaels - Toreros odds would favor the Gaels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Mary's is rated No. 115 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Diego is at No. 182. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-71 win for the Gaels.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Toreros is ranked No. 273 in NCAA hoops at 32.4 per game. Contrast that with St. Mary's’s No. 111 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, St. Mary's is the No. 28-ranked team in the country at 8.2 per game, while San Diego rates No. 181 at 6.1 per game.
Defensively, San Diego features the nation's No. 71-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.6 points per game. St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 nationally in scoring at home.
San Diego was a 74-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against BYU. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs. The Toreros endured a 74-57 loss at the hands of the Cougars on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Johnny Dee at Marriott Center.
In their last action, St. Mary's was a 60-38 winner on the road against Portland. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Gaels and Pilots didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Portland was handed a 60-38 defeat on Saturday at Chiles Center.
San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Santa Clara are 4-6
After playing BYU are 3-1
After a loss are 5-5
St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Pepperdine are 9-1
After playing Portland are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Toreros at Gaels trends to consider:
San Diego is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
San Diego is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Mary's
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
St. Mary's is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
St. Mary's is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Diego
San Diego home to Santa Clara, Saturday, January 26
St. Mary's home to Pepperdine, Saturday, January 26