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Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga Basketball Picks for WCC Finals

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga Basketball

The year’s college basketball betting action continues this Monday night with a thrilling West Coast Conference Tournament Final. This year’s final will feature a Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga Basketball contest that is bound to deliver some great sportsbook action. The Gaels have had a pretty successful season but will have a tough time measuring up against the No. 1 team in the nation. So what kind of turnout can we expect on the court this Tuesday night? Let’s take a look at tonight’s odds to find out.

Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga Basketball – Tuesday, March 12th

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Basketball Betting Odds:

     TO BE POSTED

Saint Mary’s Gaels         

Jordan Ford - Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga BasketballThe Gaels are 21-11 this season, so it’s safe to say they’re finding success this season. And with an 11-5 record in WCC play, Saint Mary’s is second to only Gonzaga in the conference. However, despite being on Gonzaga’s tail, there’s a massive difference between these two programs. Ultimately this should be exemplified in tonight’s odds. However, at the time of writing this article, the odds makers have yet to make up their mind regarding this matchup. This is somewhat interesting given the stark comparison between the two. All in all Saint Mary’s matches up pretty well against Gonzaga defensively, since they’re giving up 64.9 per match while the Zags allot 65.2. However, things are totally different on offense. Right now Saint Mary’s is averaging 73.3 per matchup while Gonzaga is putting up a whopping 90.2.

Players to Watch: Jordan Ford (21.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.6 apg), Malik Fitts (15.5 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.0 apg), and Tanner Krebs (8.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.8 apg).

Gonzaga Bulldogs   

Rui Hachimura - Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga BasketballThe Bulldogs continue to build on their astounding success and enter tonight’s pairing flashing a 30-2 record. Naturally this places them as the top dog in the WCC conference and it’s convinced the NCAA that Gonzaga is the best team in the nation. Nevertheless, we’ll have to see how they measure in the NCAA Tournament. For now, we can all bank on Gonzaga to continue their one-sided dominance in the WCC Tournament. It’ll be interesting to see what the spread and totals line will have to say about tonight’s matchup. In the end they’ll probably offer more favorable action than what should be an extremely lopsided money line. After all, Gonzaga is 7-3 in their last 10 meetings against Saint Mary’s.

Players to Watch: Rui Hachimura (20.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.6 apg), Brandon Clarke (16.6 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.9 apg), and Zach Norvell Jr. (15.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.1 apg).

Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Mary’s-California’s last 5 games when playing Gonzaga
  • Saint Mary’s-California is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Gonzaga
  • Saint Mary’s-California is 2-15 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Gonzaga
  • Gonzaga is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Gonzaga’s last 5 games

Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Saint Mary’s vs. Gonzaga basketball matchup? All things considered, Gonzaga is the only way to bet here. They’ve been pummeling their WCC competition and Saint Mary’s should prove no different. Keep an eye on the odds as they should come out later to see where the best bets lie. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction:88-69 Gonzaga.