Free CBB Hoops Pick: Mavericks vs Gaels Odds
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(7-3) UT-Arlington Mavericks vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels (6-0)
2016 NCAA Basketball
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: McKeon Pavilion, Moraga, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Gaels -14.5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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One of the best match up’s happening Thursday is between these two teams who both want a spot in the NCAA tournament.
The Saint Mary’s Gaels were in last years NCAA Tournament, well the Mavericks competed in the CIT Tournament.
Both teams have been off to good starts this season and hope to continue that trend on Thursday night.
Thursday’s match up is a huge game for the Mavericks. For a mid major team opportunities to boost your tournament chances don’t come that often.
If they win Thursday, that would go along way to get just their second tournament appearance in school history.
After losing three of their first four games, the Mavericks haven’t lost one since. Their biggest win of the season was against Texas. They traveled to Austin and took down the longhorns 72-61.
The Mavericks are a very good team on the offensive end of the ball. They average 73.9 points per game and shoot 47.2 percent from the field. They really seem to struggle from the free throw line, only shooting 66.7 from the charity stripe.
Jalen Jones and Kevin Harvey lead the team on the court. They both average more than 13 points a game.
UT-Arlington is 3-3 so far on the season, but have won in Austin. Saint Mary’s is known for having some pretty rowdy fans but the Mavericks shouldn’t be too affected by it.
Saint Mary’s Gaels
The Gaels have a perfect record so far on the season. They are 6-0 on the young season and have played a pretty light schedule so far in terms of games played.
Although they have only played six games, they have played some good teams in that stretch. They have wins over Stanford and Dayton and looked impressive in both wins.
Jock Landale is the leader of the Gaels team. He is averaging 19.7 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists per game.
The Gales play an up tempo pace and score 79.2 points per game. They shoot 53 percent from the field and over 40 percent from behind the arc.
Look for the Gaels to really push the pace in this game. They have the fresher legs in this game and should really try to use that to their advantage.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 19-7 in UTA last 26 road games.
- Under is 48-22-1 in SMC last 71 overall.
- UTA and SMC are both 4-1 ATS this year
- Under is 35-16-1 in SMC last 52 Thu. games.
Free UT-Arlington Mavericks vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels NCAAB Prediction:
For UT-Arlington to win they want to get an early lead and keep the pace slow.
Saint Mary’s will try to use their fresh legs and run up and down the court, and the Mavericks out of the gym.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UT-Arlington ATS
UT Arlington is coming in with momentum. Although I don’t think they will win, I think they will keep it close.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Saint Mary’s 79 – UT-Arlington 69
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