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Gonzaga vs Saint Mary Prediction, Preview, Stream, Odds, & Picks

First Place in the West Coast Conference on the Line

Gonzaga’s Top-Rated Offense To Be Tested by Gaels

The Bulldogs and Gaels took care of business on Thursday with Gonzaga scoring 43 points in the first half to roll past Santa Clara while Saint Mary’s had a tougher time dispatching of San Francisco. Now the top teams in the West Coast Conference are ready to meet for the first time this season. This could be a game worth staying up for.

It will be strength vs strength as Gonzaga leads the nation in scoring offense, averaging 86.4 points per game. Saint Mary’s is first in the WCC and fourth nationally in scoring defense as the Gaels allow just 57.2 points per game.

Drew Timme #2 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs controls the ball
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Forward Kaden Perry continues to be sidelined for Gonzaga while Harvard transfer Mason Forbes and 7-foot-4 center Matt Van Komen are out once again for Saint Mary’s.

Gonzaga moved up two spots to No. 12 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll and remained at No. 14 in the coaches’ poll. Saint Mary’s jumped from 18th to 14th in both national polls.

According to the college basketball odds, Gonzaga (+2500) is tied for eighth in the odds to win the national title with Saint Mary’s (+4000) tied for 18th.

Let’s check the latest college basketball news, stats, injury reports, and college basketball lines for Gonzaga vs Saint Mary. We’ve got plenty of NCAA basketball picks for you to consider.

2,000 And Counting

In the era of the transfer portal and players heading to the NBA after one season, there is still room for players in it for the long haul.

Gonzaga’s Drew Timme scored his 2,000th career point as the Bulldogs topped visiting Santa Clara,

It was a relatively quiet night at the office for Timme as he had 15 points on 7 of 14 shooting to go with 11 rebounds. Timme now has 2,007 career points in 120 career games. He is averaging career-bests with 21.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

After going off for 25 points in a win over the Gaels in the first of three meetings last season, he had just 16 points on 6 of 16 shooting in the final two matchups.

Gonzaga has covered against the college basketball betting lines in just six of its last 18 games.

A Strong First Impression

There are a lot of familiar names on both teams set for this matchup. However, one player taking part in his first Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s game figures to have a say in the final outcome.

Freshman Aidan Mahaney has scored in double figures 10 times during the Gaels’ 11-game winning streak. He has three 20-point games during that stretch.

He is shooting 49.6% from the field and 46.3% on 3-pointers as he is averaging 16.1 points per game. He was one of five double-digit scorers in Thursday’s win over San Francisco. Sophomore Augustas Marciulionis, who scored in double digits just twice in his first 23 games, has 10 and 11 points over the last two contests.

The Las Vegas odds total has gone under in 10 of Saint Mary’s last 15 games against Gonzaga.

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Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s Head-to-Head

Gonzaga has won eight of the last nine meetings with Saint Mary’s even though the Bulldogs only covered in four of those matchups. However,the last time the Bulldogs played at the University Credit Union Pavilion, it was the home team emerging with the 10-point win as a 10½-point underdog.

The Bulldogs rebounded with an 82-69 victory in the WCC championship game. It took a Julian Strawther foul shot with 12 seconds to play and a missed 3-pointer by the Gaels for the Bulldogs to cover as 12½-point favorites.

Each of the last 13 games have been decided by double digits

Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s Game Information

  • Game: Gonzaga (19-4, 6-5 WCC) vs Saint Mary’s (20-4, 7-4)
  • Location: University Credit Union Pavilion, Moraga, CA
  • Day/Time: Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s Live Stream: TBS

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Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s Pick and Prediction

Gonzaga isn’t often heading into a game in the West Coast Conference facing a team ahead of the Bulldogs in the standings. That is the case as Saint Mary’s is unbeaten in WCC play.

Gonzaga has been favored in each of its last 12 meetings with the Gaels. However, Saint Mary’s is a 3-point favorite in this one. The Bulldogs have won three of the last four games when listed as an underdog against Saint Mary’s.

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s rank first and second in the conference in field-goal percentage and in scoring margin. Four of the top nine players in the WCC in FG accuracy are set to play in this matchup.

Gonzaga has covered in just one of its six road games while Saint Mary’s is 7-5-2 ATS at home.

Six of Gonzaga’s last eight games have finished under the total.

Saint Mary’s is 18-3 when listed by the sportsbook as the favorite. Gonzaga is 1-1 this season as the underdog.

Gonzaga is listed at+130 in our Las Vegas college basketball lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Bulldogs, you have a chance to win $130. Saint Mary’s is -150, offering a chance to win $67 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Gonzaga a 43.48% chance to win, with Saint Mary’s at 60%.

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