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St. Mary's Gaels Home to Portland Pilots in NCAA Basketball Betting

McKeon Pavilion features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host St. Mary's Gaels and the visiting Portland Pilots in college hoops betting odds action on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the St. Mary's Gaels as -20-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Portland Pilots vs St. Mary's Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the St. Mary's Gaels are 16-2 overall and 12-3 ATS, while the Portland Pilots are 9-12 and 8-10 ATS. As for the betting totals, St. Mary's boasts a 6-9 on the OU, and Portland is 9-8-1.

The Gaels - Pilots odds would favor the Gaels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Mary's is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Portland is at No. 133.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Mary's has the nation's No. 72-rated offensive output, at 78.06 PPG. The visiting Portland Pilots defense ranks No. 222 allowing on average 77.57 PPG. The Gaels FG% has averaged 53.2% so far, more than the St. Mary's Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.74% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Portland suffered a 70-61 loss against Pacific on Thursday, getting 15 points from Alec Wintering in a losing effort at Spanos Center.

The Gaels grabbed a 70-67 win over the Bulldogs on Thursday, behind a 20-point effort from Evan Fitzner at McKeon Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Portland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games
  • Portland is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • St. Mary's is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Mary's's last 5 games
  • St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • St. Mary's is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Portland

Next Betting Matchups

Portland home to San Francisco, Thursday, January 28th
St. Mary's at Pacific, Saturday, January 30th