A competitive West Coast conference game is scheduled late night on Saturday and it’s our top betting pick as the St Mary’s Gaels will travel to play the San Francisco Dons. Start time from San Francisco is scheduled for 11PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by Comcast Sports California. With our college basketball best pick we will play on the San Francisco Dons +4 points against the St Mary’s Gaels. The point spread used for our college basketball betting selection is courtesy of BetOnline sportsbook.
The betting odds from this WCC conference clash had the road team St Mary’s Gaels favored by -3 ½ points with an over under of 150 points. The money early from the betting public has come on the road favorite as the St Mary’s Gaels has been bet up to -4 point favorite at most online sportsbook locations. The over under has seen heavy movement downward to a current line of 145 points. Those backing the road favored St Mary’s Gaels on the money line will lay -175 odds with the home underdog San Francisco Dons returning +165 odds to produce the upset win.
The St Mary’s Gaels have not been good to their backers as the club has failed to cover the points spread in five of their past six games. They have lost straight up to two of their past three road opponents with a 14 point loss at Murray St and by 14 at Gonzaga. The Gaels has struggled from the perimeter with just 43.1% shooting and 25.6% from the three point line over their past five games. During that span the Gaels have not defended well by allowing 46.1% shooting from the floor. St Mary’s was hit with a key injury as guard Stephen Holt is out for at least another week with a knee injury. Holt was the third leading scorer for St Mary’s with 10 points and nearly 5 rebounds per game with an efficient 50% shooting percentage and 37.5% from three.
San Francisco Dons have been very good to their supporters with 10 point spread covers over their past 11 games. They are a rested team entering play tonight having defeated Gonzaga at home 66-65 as a +5 point underdog a week ago. They have played hard at home as two days earlier the Dons fell to BYU 85-84 as a +5 point underdog. On a short turnaround they found enough energy and grit to beat Gonzaga. San Francisco has produced very well on their home court as the school has put a lot of money into upgrading the facilities and home gym. What has resulted is a home performance by the Dons of 79 points a game with 50.1% shooting from the field and 36.8% coming from beyond the arc. Their current form has held near their season average as the club is posting 80 points and 49.7% shooting from the floor over their past five games. San Francisco is peaking at the right time and playing them taking +5 points is our best bet for you to wager at your favorite sportsbooks.