Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at Saint Mary’s Gaels Free Prediction

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The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (4-4) will travel to McKeon Pavilion to clash against the Saint Mary’s Gaels (4-4). Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Gaels defeated the California Golden Bears 84-71, while the Wildcats edged the Florida Atlantic Owls 72-70.

Bethune-Cookman played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.200 (above their season average of 0.162) and a turnover percentage of 20.6 (worse than their season average of 18.7). Florida Atlantic was 0.164 and 23.8, respectively, for those same stats. The Gaels, meanwhile, had a fantastic effective field goal percentage of 0.730 (above their season average of 0.515) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (27.3 vs. 25.0). Malik Fitts had a solid performance for Saint Mary’s, contributing 19 points and seven rebounds. Bethune-Cookman rallied around Cletrell Pope, who finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

This battle pits one of the country’s top offenses against one of its elite defensesSince last season, Saint Mary’s ranks seventh in effective field goal percentage (0.578), while Bethune-Cookman is 43rd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.475). It will also be a battle of opposite paces as the up-and-down Wildcats rank fifth in possessions per game, while the slower-paced Gaels rank 350th.

Bethune-Cookman at Saint Mary’s Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Saint Mary’s, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Saint Mary’s ranks first in rebounds allowed per game (28.2) while Bethune-Cookman ranks 295th (38.4).
  • The Gaels rank 10th in three pointers allowed per game (17.4) while the Wildcats rank 195th (22.4).
  • Bethune-Cookman ranks 71st in blocks per game (4.0) while Saint Mary’s ranks 244th (2.4).
  • The Gaels rank 46th in assists allowed per game (11.5) while the Wildcats rank 263rd (14.9).
  • Bethune-Cookman ranks 77th in steals per game (7.0) while Saint Mary’s ranks 281st (4.8).