St. Mary's Gaels face Portland Pilots: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
St. Mary's Gaels vs Portland Pilots Odds
Chiles Center will host Portland Pilots vs. St. Mary's Gaels action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
This season, the Pilots are 8-11 overall and 5-9 ATS ATS, while the Gaels are 14-4 and 8-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Portland boasts a 2-7 on the OU, and St. Mary's is 8-5.
The visitors opened as 10.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 134-rated St. Mary's taking on the No. 160-rated Pilots in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-64 win for the Gaels on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gaels rank No. 112 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.7 per game. That compares with Portland’s No. 131 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland is college basketball's No. 322-ranked team at 4.3 per game, while the Gaels rate No. 26 with 8.3 per game.
Defensively, St. Mary's features the nation's No. 215-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.7 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 288 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, St. Mary's was a 70-69 winner on the road against BYU. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Stephen Holt scored 22 points leading the Gaels to a 70-69 victory over BYU at Marriott Center on Wednesday.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 71-49 loser as they battled Gonzaga at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 15.5-point underdog. Portland was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Gonzaga and falling by a 71-49 score at Chiles Center.
St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing San Diego are 8-2
After playing BYU are 4-1
After a win are 7-3
Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Gonzaga are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Gaels at Pilots trends to consider:
St. Mary's is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Mary's last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
Portland is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Mary's
Portland is 8-16 ATS in its last 24 games when playing St. Mary's
Portland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
St. Mary's home to San Diego, Thursday, January 24
Portland home to San Francisco, Thursday, January 24