St. Mary's Gaels host Pacific Tigers in college basketball action
Pacific Tigers vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds
The St. Mary's Gaels will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Pacific Tigers at McKeon Pavilion on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.
Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 5-5 and 4-3-1 ATS on the year, while the Gaels are at 7-2 and 4-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Gaels are 4-1, while the Tigers have a 6-1 mark.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Tigers were listed as 12-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Gaels rated this week at No. 193 and the Tigers sitting at No. 129. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 86-73 result in favor of the Gaels.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Mary's has the nation's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 82.1 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 210 allowing on average 67.5 PPG. The Gaels FG% has averaged 51.9% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.8% per game.
Defensively, Pacific features the nation's No. 209-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Pacific was a 75-71 loser at home against Santa Clara. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Pacific suffered a 75-71 loss against Santa Clara on Saturday, getting 23 points from Sama Taku in a losing effort at Spanos Center.
In their last action, St. Mary's was a 120-67 winner at home against Jackson State. St. Mary's cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Jackson State out of the gym and running up a 120-67 score at McKeon Pavilion.
Pacific Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Santa Clara are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Northern Iowa are 1-0
After playing Jackson State are 1-0
After a win are 8-2
A few Tigers at Gaels trends to consider:
Pacific is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Pacific is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
St. Mary's is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
St. Mary's is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Pacific home to Cal Maritime, Friday, December 21
St. Mary's at Northern Iowa, Saturday, December 22