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Gonzaga ATS Pick vs St. Mary’s in WCC Title Game

NCAA tournament bubble teams across the country rejoiced when Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s won their semifinal games in the West Coast Conference to set up their third straight WCC title game meeting. With the Bulldogs and Gaels in the March Madness field, there will be no bid stealers taking the court when the WCC crowns its tournament champion.

Although Saint Mary’s won the regular-season WCC title, the college basketball betting lines favor Gonzaga to win its fifth straight WCC tournament title.

Gonzaga ATS Pick vs St. Mary’s in WCC Title Game
Gonzaga ATS Pick vs St. Mary’s in WCC Title Game

This is the fifth meeting between Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s in the last six WCC tournament finals, with Gonzaga winning three of the previous four matchups.

The college basketball betting line has Gonzaga listed as a 3½-point favorite according to the NCAAB expert picks.

The winning team has covered in each of the last seven meetings between the Bulldogs and the Gaels, with each of the last three games going under the total.

Gonzaga is priced at +7000 in the odds to win March Madness. Gonzaga is 16th and Saint Mary’s 17th in the NCAA NET rankings with both teams also in the top 25 in the RPI.

Keep on reading for more on the matchup between Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s.

West Coast Conference Tournament Title Game Information

  1. Game: No. 17 Gonzaga 25-6 vs No. 21 Saint Mary’s 25-7
  2. Date/Time: Tuesday, Mar. 12, 9 p.m. ET
  3. Location: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV
  4. Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s Live Stream: TBS.com

 

Gonzaga is 22-4 this season as the betting favorite but the Bulldogs have covered in just 13 of those games. Saint Mary’s has won each of its three games outright and against the spread when listed as the underdog.

 

Gonzaga is priced at -170 to win the game outright with the Gaels at +148 on the moneyline.

Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s Odds and Spreads

Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s Prediction

Gonzaga 70, Saint Mary’s 65

  1. Gonzaga has covered in six of the last 10 meetings with Saint Mary’s.
  2. The Bulldogs are 4-2 in neutral-site games this season.
  3. Saint Mary’s has covered in just one of its five games played on a neutral court.
  4. Gonzaga is 6-3 against the spread in its last nine games.
  5. The total went over in six of Gonzaga’s last eight games.
  6. Five of the Gaels’ last six games went over the total.
  7. The Bulldogs have covered in four of the last six games against Saint Mary’s.
  8. Saint Mary’s covered against the Las Vegas odds in seven of its last nine games.

 

Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s ATS Pick: Gonzaga -3½

Gonzaga won at Saint Mary’s by 13 points just 10 days ago to keep the Gaels from finishing undefeated in the WCC during the regular season. Now the teams meet in Las Vegas and it is hard to pick against the four-time defending WCC tournament champions.

Gonzaga has won nine games in a row and eight in a row against West Coast Conference teams.

Harry Wessels hasn’t played since Feb. 20 for Saint Mary’s as a result of an arm injury and he is questionable for this game. The Gaels will be without double-digit scorer Joshua Jefferson.

Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s Over/Under Pick: Under 138½

The total has gone under in six of the last nine games between Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga. Keep that in mind when looking at the best college basketball bets today.

This game could be determined by pace of play with Saint Mary’s preferring a low-scoring game. The Gaels are 16th in defensive efficiency in the Pomeroy college basketball database with Gonzaga ninth in offensive efficiency.

Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s Player Prop Pick: Graham Ike to score 17+ Points (-107)

When the teams met on March 2, Gonzaga’s Graham Ike had 24 points and 10 rebounds. After spending his last two seasons at Wyoming, this will be Ike’s first chance to cut down the nets at the WCC tournament.

He was pretty quiet offensively with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting in the WCC semifinal against San Francisco. Look for him to be more involved in this matchup.

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Questions Of The Day

Which team has a better record against the spread going into the matchup between Gonzaga and Saint Mary's?


Saint Mary’s is 17-14 against the college basketball spread this season compared to a 15-15 mark for Gonzaga.

What is a player prop worth considering for Saint Mary's?


Mitchell Saxen averaged 14 points in the two regular-season meetings with Gonzaga so take a look at the +129 odds for Saxen to have at least 15 points in the WCC title game.

 

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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