Free CBB Hoops Picks: Bulldogs vs Gaels Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Gonzaga Bulldogs taking on the St. Mary’s Gaels on Thursday January 21st at the McKeon Pavillions in Moraga, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
Gonzaga Bulldogs (14-4) vs. St. Mary’s Gaels (15-2)
Date: Thursday January 21st
Time: 11:00 PM EST
Venue: McKeon Pavillions – Moraga, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Gaels -5
CBB Betting Total: 136.5
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These are the top two teams in the conference and they enter this one tied atop the WCC standings. Lots at stake including bragging rights.
The Gaels have some awesome numbers to support that strong record on the court so far. They are definitely a team to watch.
It seems to be the same story each game with the Zags – are they going to bet enough from their backcourt to be the team that we expect them to be. Too often the answer has been no.
A big yes has been the play of Kyle Wiltjer, a player of the year candidate.
In six league games he has averaged 28ppg with a combination of sweet shooting and strong craftsmanship. He is so long he can always get his shot off.
Domantas Sabonis can be a force too but he is less consistent. In the recent one point home loss to BYU he was a non factor due to foul trouble. They need both guys on to beat good teams.
If the backcourt ever catches up to the forwards this team could be a force. Kyle Dranginis has been just terrible this season.
St Mary’s Gaels:
The Gaels are a good program but more often than not they have been in the shadow of Gonzaga. This year they have a chance to show something.
Looking at the numbers there is a lot to like about this group. They are 1st in the nation in FG% and third in the nation in points allowed – 58ppg. Plus they are fourth in three-point shooting.
They have beaten Stanford and BYU and nearly beat Cal but this is the one they want. You can’t say you are the best in the WCC if you don’t beat the Zags.
To do so they are going to need a big game from Emmett Naar. The Gaels PG is shooting like a monster – 59% on threes, while leading the attack. He has to be solid.
Up front forward Dane Pineau has to stay in the game to bother Sabonas and or Wiltjer. He is underrated, a typical Aussie recruit.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Gonzaga is 2-9-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
- Gonzaga is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Gonzaga’s last 6 games on the road
- St. Mary’s is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
- St. Mary’s is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- St. Mary’s is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Gonzaga
Free CBB Prediction:
I have been getting burned by the Zags this year but I am not sure it is the right play to stay away.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Gonzaga +5
I think the Gaels may not be as good as they have looked so far though.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Gonzaga 71 – St. Mary’s 65
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