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Bulldogs and Gaels Meet in WCC Final

Gonzaga and St. Mary’s are set to clash for the West Coast Conference crown and an automatic bid into March Madness in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The Bulldogs have faired well historically against the Gaels with Gonzaga going 7-2 SU and 8-1 ATS in their past nine games between the two teams. 

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 8-3 in St. Mary’s past 11 games within the WCC.
  • Gonzaga is 3-0-1 ATS in their past four games.
  • Gonzaga is 2-2-2 ATS in neutral site games this season.

St. Mary’s won both contests against Gonzaga during the regular season going 1-1 ATS in the process. In their last meeting, the Bulldogs offense was held to just 58 points on 35.5 percent shooting while going an abysmal 5-for-26 from beyond the arc.

St. Mary’s has been rolling as they ride an eight-game winning streak into the WCC Championship game. The Gaels' fifth-best defense in the nation has held opponents to 61.5 points per game and 39.6 percent shooting during their current winning streak. Dane Pineau has been using his large frame to terrorize teams all season, but the 6’9” junior has been picking up his game recently, as he has averaged 15.8 points and 8.2 rebounds in the past five contests.

Many pundits have been down on Gonzaga throughout the season, predicting that the team would not make it to March Madness, but it seems the Bulldogs are really turning it on at the right time. During their current four-game winning streak, Gonzaga has outscored opponents by an average of 13.5 points per game. Domantas Sabonis continues to be one of the top double-double machines in the country with the Lithuanian hitting double-digit points and rebounds in eight of his past 10 games. 

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs St. Mary's Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Mary's Gaels are 27-4 so far on the season, and 17-10 ATS vs the number. The Gonzaga Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 25-7 and 13-16-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. Mary's go 9-17-1 and the Gonzaga Bulldogs go 15-16 on betting totals.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the St. Mary's Gaels at No. 57 and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at No. 3 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Mary's's No. 113 nationally ranked offense (74.9 points per game) against a Gonzaga Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 38 at 65.97 PPG. The St. Mary's Gaels have been averaging 51.08% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (48.31% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Gonzaga earned a 88-84 victory over BYU on Monday, getting 29 points from Kyle Wiltjer at Orleans Arena.

The Gaels got 18 points from Joe Rahon as St. Mary's ran past Pepperdine 81-66 on Monday at Orleans Arena.