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St. Mary's Gaels home to Pilots in NCAAB betting action

Portland PilotsSt. Mary's Gaels
Jan 14, 11:00 PM | McKeon Pavilion

Portland Pilots vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds


The Gaels will try to cover the spread at McKeon Pavilion on Saturday when they get a visit from the Portland Pilots in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Pilots have watched them go 5-12 and 5-11 ATS on the year, while the Gaels are at 16-2 and 8-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Gaels are 8-4, while the Pilots have a 10-6 mark.

View Portland vs St Marys Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Gaels are listed as 23.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 16-ranked Gaels and the No. 285-rated Pilots in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 87-58 win for the Gaels on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Mary's's No. 35 nationally ranked offense (77.2 points per game) against a Pilots defense that sits as the No. 332 at 77.3 PPG. The Gaels have been averaging 48.4% from the field, more than the Pilots have managed so far this season (41.3% on average).

Defensively, Portland features the nation's No. 340-rated defense on the road, allowing 85.8 points per game. St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 54 nationally in scoring at home.

Portland was a 104-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against San Francisco. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Pilots were hammered by San Francisco on Thursday, losing by a 104-70 final at War Memorial Gymnasium in college basketball betting action.

St. Mary's was an 83-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Gonzaga. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Gaels and Bulldogs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Gonzaga was handed an 83-62 defeat on Thursday at McKeon Pavilion.

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Pepperdine are 9-1
After playing Gonzaga are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Pilots at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Portland's last 11 games on the road
Portland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Mary's
Portland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
St. Mary's is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Mary's last 6 games

Next up:
Portland home to San Diego, Thursday, January 19
St. Mary's home to Pepperdine, Thursday, January 19