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Bulldogs vs Gaels College Hoops Game Preview

Gonzaga BulldogsSt. Mary's Gaels
Feb 24, 11:00 PM | McKeon Pavilion

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds


The Gonzaga Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Gaels in St. Mary's at McKeon Pavilion on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 12-10-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Gaels are 10-9-1 ATS. Gonzaga is 6-17 on the totals; St. Mary's is 11-9.

View Gonzaga vs St. Mary's Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
St. Mary's opened as 3.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Gaels at No. 47 and the Bulldogs at No. 34 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 86-82 result in favor of the Gaels.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 54 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.6 per game. That compares with St. Mary's’s No. 152 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where St. Mary's is college basketball's No. 13-ranked team at 8.8 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 189 with 6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Gonzaga owns the country's No. 175-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. St. Mary's, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Gonzaga was a 70-53 winner at home against San Francisco. They covered the 15.5–point spread as favorites. Steven Gray scored 19 points leading the Bulldogs to a 70-53 victory over San Francisco at McCarthey Athletic Center on Saturday.

In their last action, St. Mary's was a 75-65 loser at home against Utah State. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites. St. Mary's got 16 points from Mickey McConnell but lost anyway, 75-65, to Utah State on Saturday at McKeon Pavilion.

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing San Diego are 9-1
After playing San Francisco are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 4-6
After playing Utah State are 2-0
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bulldogs at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Mary's
Gonzaga is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against St. Mary's
Gonzaga is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Gonzaga is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Mary's
St. Mary's is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Mary's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Mary's last 6 games when playing at home against Gonzaga
St. Mary's is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Gonzaga at San Diego, Saturday, February 26
St. Mary's home to Portland, Saturday, February 26