Check out our free Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Moraga. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds

Bulldogs vs Gaels Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Gonzaga Bulldogs at Saint Mary’s Gaels
  • Where: Moraga at University Credit Union Pavilion
  • Date: Saturday, February 4th
  • Betting Odds: Gonzaga +3, GNZG +132 | STMRY -162 O/U 138.5

Bulldogs Preview:

Gonzaga heads into this matchup having played 23 games and have an overall record sitting at 19-4. On the road, the Bulldogs will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 6-1. So far, the Bulldogs have been the underdog 2 times, going 1-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.

Drew Timme comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 21.13 points per contest. Not only has Timme been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Gonzaga’s top rebounder at 7.65 boards per contest. Behind Timme, the team has benefited from the strong play of Julian Strawther, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.57 points per game. Overall, he has hit 48.1% of his shots and is adding 6.91 boards per game.

Through 23 games, Gonzaga has been playing well on offense, averaging 87.8 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Bulldogs’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 37.9% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.38 made 3’s per contest.

Gaels Preview:

Saint Mary’s will take their 11 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 20-4. So far this season, Saint Mary’s has played 18 games at home, sitting with a record of 14-4. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Gaels as the -3 point favorites. The Gaels have been favored 21 times, going 18-3 straight up.

Saint Mary’s’ leading scorer this season is Aidan Mahaney, who is averaging 14.83 points per contest. So far, Mahaney has accounted for 20.81% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.38 rebounds per game and 1.79 assists. Mitchell Saxen is the second leading scorer for the Gaels, averaging 12.46 points per game. Between him and Saxen, they are accounting for 38.3% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Saint Mary’s this season, as they are currently ranked 246th in college basketball at 69.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Gaels’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 185th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Gonzaga Bulldogs +3

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Saint Mary’s Gaels are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3. However, we anticipate Gonzaga putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Gaels as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Bulldogs to cover.