The No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-0) are heavily favored (-20) to extend a 19-game winning streak when they host the Saint Mary’s Gaels (10-5) at 9:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at McCarthey Athletic Center. The contest airs on ESPN. The matchup’s point total is set at 143.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 18, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Gaels (+20)

The model and DraftKings both have the Bulldogs taking home the win, but the model has them winning by slightly less (18.7 points). Lean towards taking the Gaels.

Pick OU:
Over (143)

In this game, the model projects a total (145.2 points) slightly higher than the DraftKings over/under (143 points).

Prediction: Gonzaga 82, Saint Mary’s (CA) 63

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Bulldogs have an average implied point total of 90.1 this season, which is 8.1 points higher than their implied total in Thursday’s game (82).
  • So far this season, Gonzaga has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (82) 17 times.
  • The Gaels’ average implied point total on the season (71.2 points) is 9.2 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (62 points).
  • Saint Mary’s (CA) has scored more than 62 points 10 times this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s (CA) Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 20+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Bulldogs 8-9-1 3-7 9-9
Gaels 8-6 0-0 6-8

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games


Saint Mary’s (CA)
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/13/2021 San Francisco Win 100-61 2/13/2021 Pepperdine Loss 60-58
2/8/2021 BYU Win 82-71 1/23/2021 San Francisco Win 67-63
2/4/2021 Pacific (CA) Win 76-58 1/21/2021 Loyola Marymount (CA) Win 65-61
1/30/2021 Pepperdine Win 97-75 1/16/2021 Gonzaga Loss 73-59
1/28/2021 San Diego Win 90-62 1/14/2021 BYU Loss 62-52

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