Pacific Tigers vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the St. Mary's Gaels try to run the Pacific Tigers off the court at Anaheim Convention Center in college hoops action.
The game is being played at Anaheim Convention Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Gaels sit at 4-0 (2-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Tigers are currently 2-2 (1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? St. Mary's is 1-0 OU, and Pacific is 1-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gaels sit at No. 22 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 290 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gaels will win this game 85-77.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Mary's's No. 38 nationally ranked offense (80.8 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 75 at 60 PPG. The Gaels have been averaging 51.3% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (49.8% on average).
Defensively, Pacific features the nation's No. 142-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 44 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Pacific, they were a 70-67 winner as they battled Xavier on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Pacific earned a 70-67 victory over Xavier on Thursday, getting 16 points from Trevin Harris at Cintas Center.
Last time out for St. Mary's, they were a 76-64 winner as they battled Drexel at home. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. St. Mary's got 32 points from Matthew Dellavedova en route to a 76-64 victory over Drexel on Thursday at Anaheim Convention Center.
Pacific at Gonzaga, Saturday, December 1
St. Mary's home to Cal Poly, Saturday, December 1