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Saint Mary’s vs Vanderbilt Pick & Preview: Wednesday, November 23rd Betting Odds
Gaels vs Commodores Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Saint Mary’s Gaels at Vanderbilt Commodores
- Where: Anaheim at Anaheim Convention Center
- Date: Wednesday, November 23rd
- Betting Odds: Saint Mary’s -7.5, STMRY -368 | VAND +282 O/U 125.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Vanderbilt, the Saint Mary’s Gaels will be taking the floor for the 6th time this season and have an overall record of 5-0. Today’s game will be the team’s first road contest of the season. Last year, the Gaels were 7-6 on the road. So far, the Gaels have been favored 5 times, going 5-0 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Saint Mary’s as -7.5 point favorites.
Saint Mary’s will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Alex Ducas who is averaging 13.8 points per game for the Gaels. Ducas is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Gaels’ offensive gameplan is the play of Mitchell Saxen who has hit 52.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.4 points per game.
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 that 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.
Vanderbilt heads into this matchup having played 4 games and have an overall record sitting at 2-2. So far this season, Vanderbilt has played 3 games at home, sitting with a record of 1-2. For the season, Vanderbilt has been the underdog in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 1-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Commodores being +7.5 point underdogs.
Vanderbilt’s leading scorer this season is Jordan Wright who is averaging 11.25 points per contest. So far, Wright has accounted for 16.07% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.0 rebounds per game and 3.75 assists. Myles Stute is the second leading scorer for the Commodores, averaging 10.5 points per game. Between him and Stute, they are accounting for 31.1% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Vanderbilt this season, as they are currently ranked 229th in college basketball at 70.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Commodores’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 265th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Saint Mary’s Gaels -7.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Saint Mary’s Gaels to pick up the win and cover the spread as -7.5 point betting favorites. Although Saint Mary’s as a team is just 81st in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Commodores’ defense. In addition, the Gaels have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 5-4-1 (last 10). At -7.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Gaels to come out on top and cover.
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