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St. Mary's Gaels take on Pilots in NCAA Basketball Betting

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away St. Mary's Gaels taking on the Portland Pilots Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Portland Pilots in this one found them listed as 12-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Gaels was expected to move the line.

St. Mary's Gaels vs Portland Pilots Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Mary's Gaels will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 8-5-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Portland Pilots are 6-7 ATS. St. Mary's Gaels are 5-9 on betting the total; Portland Pilots are 5-7-1.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Portland Pilots at No. 219 and the St. Mary's Gaels at No. 15 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Portland's No. 125-ranked offense, averaging 75.2 PPG, against a Gaels defense that ranks No. 3 at 58.13 PPG. The Pilots field goal percentage has averaged 45.56% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.06% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Saint Mary's-California got 21 points and 21 rebounds from Jock Landale en route to a 63-52 victory over San Francisco on Saturday at War Memorial Gymnasium.

Portland was run off the court by the Broncos on Thursday as Santa Clara routed them 70-42 at Leavey Center.

Betting Trends
  • Saint Mary's-California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Saint Mary's-California is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Saint Mary's-California is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Mary's-California's last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games
  • Portland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Portland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Saint Mary's-California
  • Portland is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing Saint Mary's-California

Next Betting Matchups

St. Mary's at Gonzaga, Saturday, January 14th
Portland at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, January 14th