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Saint Mary’s vs Portland Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds

Gaels vs Pilots Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Saint Mary’s Gaels at Portland Pilots
  • Where: Portland at Chiles Center
  • Date: Saturday, February 11th
  • Betting Odds: Saint Mary’s -11.5, STMRY -748 | PORT +498 O/U 133.5

Gaels Preview:

Through 26 games, the Saint Mary’s Gaels have an overall record of 21-5. On the road, the Gaels will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 6-1. This season, Saint Mary’s has been favored to win in 23 games, sitting with a mark of 19-4. For today’s contest, Saint Mary’s has a betting line set -11.5 points in their favor.

Saint Mary’s’ leading scorer this season is Aidan Mahaney, who is averaging 15.31 points per contest. So far, Mahaney has accounted for 21.36% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.38 rebounds per game and 1.92 assists. Logan Johnson is the second leading scorer for the Gaels, averaging 12.81 points per game. Between him and Johnson, they are accounting for 39.2% 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.

Pilots Preview:

Through 27 games, the Portland Pilots have an overall record of 13-14. So far this season, Portland has played 15 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-5. For the season, Portland has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 3-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Pilots being +11.5 point underdogs.

Portland’s leading scorer this season is Tyler Robertson, who is averaging 15.04 points per contest. So far, Robertson has accounted for 18.72% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.42 rebounds per game and 5.54 assists. Moses Wood is the second leading scorer for the Pilots, averaging 15.17 points per game. Between him and Wood, they are accounting for 35.4% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Portland is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 27 games, they have only hit 34.5% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 38.03% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Saint Mary’s Gaels -11.5

The Saint Mary’s Gaels will tip off their matchup over Portland Pilots as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -11.5. Our analysis like’s Saint Mary’s’ chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both Saint Mary’s and Portland are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors Saint Mary’s, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Gaels don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-3 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.