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NCAAB betting line favors Gaels over Bulldogs

Gonzaga BulldogsSt. Mary's Gaels
Jan 12, 11:00 PM | McKeon Pavilion

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Bulldogs of Gonzaga hit the hard court against the Gaels of St. Mary's.

The Gaels bring a 15-2 record (7-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-2 Bulldogs, who are 9-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed St. Mary's go 7-4 so far and the Bulldogs go 4-10-1.

View Gonzaga vs St Marys Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Gaels installed as 3-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gaels, most recently No. 16 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 15 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 86-82 victory for the Gaels.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Mary's's No. 35-ranked offense, averaging 76.9 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 59 at 61.9 PPG. The Gaels field goal percentage has averaged 48.2% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Gonzaga owns the country's No. 236-rated mark, allowing 73.5 points per game on the highway. St. Mary's, on the other hand, rates No. 58 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Gonzaga, they were an 82-60 winner as they battled Santa Clara at home. They covered in the match as a 18-point favorite. The Bulldogs blew out Santa Clara on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 82-60 win at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Last time out for St. Mary's, they were an 87-72 winner as they battled San Francisco at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 16.5-point favorite. Matthew Dellavedova went off for 27 points and added 6 rebounds, leading St. Mary's over San Francisco, 87-72, on Monday at McKeon Pavilion.

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 9-1
After playing Santa Clara are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

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 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Gonzaga is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Mary's
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
St. Mary's is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Mary's last 6 games when playing at home against Gonzaga
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Mary's last 5 games

Next up:
Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, January 14
St. Mary's home to Portland, Saturday, January 14