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St. Mary's Gaels vs Baylor Bears Preview

Baylor BearsSt. Mary's Gaels
Dec 22, 10:30 PM | Orleans Arena

Baylor Bears vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds

10-0TEAM RECORD10-1

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Baylor when they take on the Gaels on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Orleans Arena.

This season, the Gaels are 10-1 overall and 4-1 ATS ATS, while the Bears are 10-0 and 3-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, St. Mary's boasts a 3-2 on the OU, and Baylor is 2-1.

View Baylor vs St Marys Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with St. Mary's in this one will find them as 4-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gaels sit at No. 19 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bears sit at No. 25 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bears will win this game 90-88.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature St. Mary's's No. 24-rated squad against Baylor's No. 28-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, St. Mary's rates No. 31 in the country with 8.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 70 nationally with 7.5 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Baylor owns the country's No. 46-rated mark, allowing 62 points per game on the highway. St. Mary's, on the other hand, rates No. 73 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Baylor, they were a 95-54 winner as they battled Paul Quinn at home. The battle between the Bears and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Paul Quinn was handed a 95-54 defeat on Monday at Ferrell Center.

St. Mary's won its last outing, a 77-61 result against Eastern Washington on December 20. They covered in that game as a 15.5-point favorite. Matthew Dellavedova scored 25 points for St. Mary's on Tuesday, leading the Gaels to a 77-61 win over Eastern Washington at McKeon Pavilion.

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
After playing Paul Quinn are 1-0
After a win are 9-1

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Eastern Washington are 2-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Bears at Gaels trends to consider:
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Baylor at West Virginia, Friday, December 23
St. Mary's home to Missouri State, Friday, December 23

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