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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors St. Mary's Gaels in Battle with San Diego Toreros

College hoops betting interest focuses on the San Diego Toreros vs St. Mary's Gaels battle Saturday at McKeon Pavilion as the Gaels look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The San Diego Toreros opened as 21-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

San Diego Toreros vs St. Mary's Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Mary's Gaels are 12-1 so far on the season, and 10-0 ATS vs the number. The San Diego Toreros, meanwhile, are 5-7 and 6-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. Mary's go 5-5 and the San Diego Toreros go 3-7-1 on betting totals.

This game puts the St. Mary's Gaels, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the San Diego Toreros, who rate No. 133 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Mary's has the nation's No. 52-rated offensive output, at 80.08 PPG. The visiting San Diego Toreros defense ranks No. 60 allowing on average 65.33 PPG. The Gaels FG% has averaged 53.97% so far, more than the St. Mary's Toreros marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.63% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Toreros endured a 77-75 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Vasa Pusica at Spanos Center.

St. Mary's earned a 85-74 victory over BYU on Thursday, getting 21 points from Calvin Hermanson at McKeon Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Diego is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • San Diego is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • San Diego is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • St. Mary's is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Diego
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Mary's's last 10 games when playing San Diego

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego home to San Francisco, Thursday, January 7th
St. Mary's at Loyola Marymount, Thursday, January 7th