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St. Mary's San Diego Betting Preview

San Diego Toreros St. Mary's Gaels
13-13 February 13, 2014, 11:00 | McKeon Pavilion 18-7



Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the St. Mary's Gaels try to run the San Diego Toreros off the court at McKeon Pavilion in college hoops action.

The Gaels are 18-7 so far on the season, and 11-11 ATS vs. the number. The Toreros, meanwhile, are 13-13 and 12-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. Mary's go 13-8 and the Toreros go 12-9 on the totals.

View San Diego Toreros vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Gaels as -12-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Gaels - Toreros odds would favor the Gaels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Mary's is rated No. 43 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Diego is at No. 175.

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San Diego was a 69-63 loser in their most recent outing at home against Santa Clara. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. San Diego suffered a 69-63 loss against Santa Clara on Saturday, getting 23 points from Duda Sanadze in a losing effort at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

In their last action, St. Mary's was a 69-67 winner on the road against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Stephen Holt scored 29 points for St. Mary's on Saturday, leading the Gaels to a 69-67 win over Pepperdine at Firestone Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Toreros rank No. 186 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.96 per game. That compares with St. Mary's’s No. 164 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where St. Mary's is college basketball's No. 63-ranked team at 7.24 per game, while the Toreros rate No. 123 with 6.12 per game.

A few Toreros at Gaels trends to consider:
San Diego is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
San Diego is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
San Diego is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games on the road
St. Mary's is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
St. Mary's is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
St. Mary's is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Mary's's last 5 games at home


Next up:
San Diego at Pacific, Saturday, February 15th
St. Mary's at BYU, Saturday, February 15th