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College Basketball Matchup - St. Mary's Gaels Pacific Tigers Odds Preview

Pacific TigersSt. Mary's Gaels
10-6January 18, 2014, 08:00 | McKeon Pavilion13-5

The St. Mary's Gaels will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Pacific Tigers at McKeon Pavilion in NCAA basketball action.

The Tigers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Gaels are 9-6 ATS. Pacific is 10-4 on the totals; St. Mary's is 9-5.

View Pacific Tigers vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the St. Mary's Gaels as -10.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 186-rated Pacific taking on the No. 43-rated Gaels in this contest.

Last time out for Pacific, they were an 80-68 winner as they battled Santa Clara at home. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. The Tigers got 19 points from Sama Taku as Pacific ran past Santa Claran 80-68 on Saturday at Spanos Center.

Last time out for St. Mary's, they were an 88-73 winner as they battled San Francisco at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. St. Mary's got 21 points from Stephen Holt en route to an 88-73 victory over San Francisco on Saturday at McKeon Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Mary's's No. 91-ranked scoring average of 75.22 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 210 and allowing 74.5 PPG. The Gaels FG% has averaged 47.27% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (43.84% per game).

A few Tigers at Gaels trends to consider:
Pacific is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Pacific is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Pacific is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pacific's last 5 games
St. Mary's is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
St. Mary's is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
St. Mary's is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Pacific
St. Mary's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pacific

Next up:
Pacific home to Loyola Marymount, Thursday, January 23rd
St. Mary's at Pepperdine, Thursday, January 23rd