San Diego Toreros vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds
The St. Mary's Gaels hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the San Diego Toreros pay a visit to Orleans Arena on the college basketball betting menu.
This game is part of the West Coast Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Orleans Arena.
The Gaels bring a 26-5 record (15-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-17 Toreros, who are 15-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed St. Mary's go 13-13 so far and the Toreros go 9-12.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gaels, most recently No. 47 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Toreros, who rate No. 235 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-66 victory for the Gaels.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Toreros rank No. 276 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.3 per game. That compares with St. Mary's’s No. 75 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where St. Mary's is college basketball's No. 25-ranked team at 8.1 per game, while the Toreros rate No. 196 with 5.9 per game.
Defensively, San Diego features the nation's No. 122-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 nationally in scoring at home.
San Diego was a 72-69 winner in its last match on the road against BYU. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. The Toreros got a terrific 25-point effort from Johnny Dee as San Diego defeated BYU 72-69 on Friday at Orleans Arena.
In their last action, St. Mary's was an 80-67 winner at home against Santa Clara. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. St. Mary's earned an 80-67 victory over Santa Clara on Saturday, getting 21 points from Matthew Dellavedova at McKeon Pavilion.