The 20th-ranked Saint Mary’s Gaels (1-0) get their home schedule underway at McKeon Pavilion against the Winthrop Eagles (1-1). The game gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, November 11, 2019.
Winthrop Eagles at Saint Mary’s Gaels ATS Odds
In their last contest, the Gaels won a close one over the Wisconsin Badgers, 65-63, while the Eagles lost a tough one against the Fresno State Bulldogs, 77-74.
The Gaels had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (38.2 vs. 23.3) and had a better turnover percentage (18.4 vs. 18.7). Winthrop, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (10.7 vs. 19.8). Saint Mary’s received a boost from Jordan Ford, who put up 26 points. Meanwhile, Russell Jones had a solid performance for Winthrop, finishing with 15 points.
Since last season, the Eagles have had records of 19-12 straight up (SU) and 3-3 against the spread (ATS). Vegas has had a tendency to place the total high when Winthrop is involved since last season as 66.7 percent of their games have ended under the projected point total.
The Gaels have had a solid 21-9 SU record since last season, but have had a hard time covering the spread (13-20 ATS). Saint Mary’s’ games have had a tendency to go under the O/U total over that same stretch (69.7 percent).
This matchup figures to be a shootout as two of the country’s top offenses clash. Saint Mary’s ranks 33rd with 112.8 points per 100 possessions and Winthrop is 54th (110.6) dating back to the 2018-19 season. This contest should be a battle of opposite styles. The fast-breaking Eagles rank 13th in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Gaels rank 345th.
Winthrop Eagles vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels Betting Pick
Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Saint Mary’s, ATS Winner – Saint Mary’s, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Saint Mary’s ranks fourth in three pointers allowed per game (17.1) while Winthrop ranks 283rd (26.1).
- The Gaels rank fourth in rebounds allowed per game (29.2) while the Eagles rank 221st (35.9).
- The Eagles rank 40th in assists per game (15.4) while the Gaels rank 305th (10.0).
- Saint Mary’s ranks 12th in steals allowed per game (4.8) while Winthrop ranks 248th (7.2).