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St. Mary’s (645) vs. Gonzaga(646)
February 20, 2016 – 10:00 PM

Pick: Your pick w @ -6 -107 Gonzaga
Expert:Steve Merril
Evaluation:Feb 20 – 10:00 PM
Star Rating:10.0
Reason For Pick:
St. Mary’s comes into tonight’s game at Gonzaga with a 21-4 record, but 16 of those wins have come on their home court. The Gaels have been dominant at home, but that wasn’t the case when they hosted Gonzaga a month ago. St. Mary’s only won that game by 3 points, but they actually trailed by 8 points at the half, and they trailed by 3 points with four minutes to play. The difference in that game came at the free throw line where St. Mary’s was +11 points (14-3) and +11 attempts (16-5). Gonzaga actually out-shot the Gaels 59.2%-50% from the field and 40%-37.5% from three-point land. St. Mary’s will now play the rematch on the road where they are just 5-3 this season. The Gaels’ offense is only averaging 67.2 points per game on 44.1% shooting from the field and 36.5% shooting from three-point land.
Gonzaga will play their second consecutive home game after playing four straight games on the road. The Zags come in off a 90-68 blowout win over Pacific on Thursday night. Gonzaga is 11-3 at home where they own an excellent +19.2 point differential on the season. The Zags’ defense has been terrific at home as they are holding opponents to just 62.9 points per game on 38.8% shooting from the field and 23.6% shooting from three-point land. Gonzaga’s offense has been incredible at home where they are averaging 82.1 points per game on 48.2% shooting from the field and 41.5% shooting from three-point land. Gonzaga is in a fantastic revenge spot, so we’ll lay the points with the Zags in this game on Saturday night.
10* Play GONZAGA (-).