Against The Spread Pick
The San Francisco Dons, make the trip to University Credit Union Pavilion for a clash with the St. Mary’s Gaels. The Dons have built a pretty decent start to their season and will be looking to extend their win streak to four games. The Gaels have lost two of their last four games, but they have tried to remain the fight in the WCC, yet their recent loss to Santa Clara sure took away their momentum. San Francisco is 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games, while St. Mary’s is 6-0 against the spread in their last six games against the Dons played at UCU Pavilion. The Gaels have won eight of the last 10 head-to-head meetings, and that trend is likely to continue in this match-up. Which makes taking the Gaels to cover 9.5 points a smart move here.
Over Under Pick
The Dons have been a pretty nice surprise in regards to scoring this season, as they are in the top 30 in college basketball in that category. St. Mary’s has scored 78 points or more in three of their last four games, while also giving up at least 67 points in that same span. Their first meeting this season saw the Dons and Gaels combine for 127 points in a St. Mary’s 69-58 win. San Francisco has favored the under more often than not in recent games, and that is likely to continue in this match-up. The under 144 is a must.