Free NCAA Hoops Pick: BYU vs Saint Mary’s CBB Odds
Looking for BYU Cougars vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Cougars taking on the Gaels on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this BYU Saint Mary’s matchup.
(23-9) BYU Cougars vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels (28-4)
Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 11:30 PM ET
Venue: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Saint Mary’s -4.5
CBB Betting Total: 137
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BYU beat San Diego by six in the quarterfinal round to set up this matchup with Saint Mary’s.
The Cougars lost both their games with the Gaels in the regular season but they were competitive in both. Once again, they were the best team after the two dominant programs in the WCC. BYU has been consistently that.
I liken Saint Mary’s to Virginia in its style of play and also how an opponent can best beat it: with the three-ball.
If you’re going to beat Saint Mary’s, it won’t be by thoroughly outplaying it on every possession. The Gaels are disciplined and, frankly, too good.
They are susceptible to the three and if they get behind, they don’t play fast enough to catch up, at least not easily. BYU can win this game if it cans some deep ones in a close game.
Saint Mary’s Gaels
Saint Mary’s of course, once again, finished second to Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference regular season. The Gaels were picked to win the league by the coaches in the preseason and looked like they would after winning the first of two games head-to-head against the Zags on the road.
But they gave that road win back by losing at their place and then lost to USF in the home stretch to give it away.
By the time this game tips, they will know if a win will earn them a rubber match with the Bulldogs, who play in the semifinal immediately before this game.
But Saint Mary’s ought not look ahead. It almost lost to Pepperdine in the quarterfinals and won’t be so lucky against a good BYU side if it plays as lethargically.
CBB Betting Trends:
- BYU are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Mon. games.
- Under is 35-15-2 in SMC last 52 vs. West Coast.
- Under is 49-23-2 in SMC last 74 overall.
- Head to Head: Favorite is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Free BYU vs. Saint Mary’s NCAAB Prediction: the Gaels make it a rematch with Gonzaga.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Gaels -4.5.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: BYU 69 – SMC 75
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