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St. Mary's Gaels vs Dons College Hoops Game Preview

St. Mary's Gaels San Francisco Dons
19-8 February 20, 2014, 11:00 | War Memorial Gymnasium 16-10



The San Francisco Dons will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the St. Mary's Gaels at War Memorial Gymnasium in NCAA basketball action.

The Gaels will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 12-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Dons are 12-10 ATS. St. Mary's is 13-10 against the total, while San Francisco is 12-10 versus the number.

View St. Mary's Gaels vs San Francisco Dons Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Gaels were listed as 0-point earlier in the day at Bovada.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 167-ranked Dons and the No. 39-rated Gaels in this matchup.

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Last time out for St. Mary's, they were a 60-57 loser as they battled BYU at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Brad Waldow scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Gaels to a win (they lost 60-57 to BYU at McKeon Pavilion on Saturday).

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 69-63 winner as they battled Santa Clara on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Kruize Pinkins went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds, leading San Francisco over Santa Clara, 69-63, on Saturday at Leavey Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature San Francisco's No. 128-rated squad against St. Mary's's No. 176-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, San Francisco rates No. 84 in the country with 6.88 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 70 nationally with 7.11 per match.

Next up:
St. Mary's at Santa Clara, Saturday, February 22nd
San Francisco at Pacific, Saturday, February 22nd