In the college basketball WCC Tournament Championship matchup today, the Saint Mary’s Gaels are taking on the Gonzaga Bulldogs at the Orleans Arena. Let’s take a look at the top college basketball betting odds, picks, betting trends and KenPom Rankings, then give our Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga prediction for the game today.
Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga | WCC Tournament
WCC Tournament — Championship Game
No. 17 Saint Mary’s Gaels (25-8, 12-3 WCC) vs No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-3, 13-1 WCC)
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Time: 9 PM EST
Venue: Orleans Arena — Las Vegas, NV
Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds
Moneyline: SMC: (+630) | GONZ: (-830)
Point Spread: SMC: +12.5 (-110) | GONZ: -12.5 (-110)
Total: 140 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Team Totals: SMC o64 (-115) / u64 (-115) | GONZ o76.5 (-115) / u76.5 (-115)
KenPom Rankings are from KenPom.com
Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga College Basketball Betting Trends
- Saint Mary’s is 18-9-2 against the spread (ATS) this season.
- The OVER is 2-4 in Saint Mary’s last six games.
- The Gaels are 5-15 straight up and 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games against Gonzaga.
- Gonzaga is 14-13-1 ATS this season.
- The UNDER is 7-1 in Gonzaga’s last eight games.
- The OVER is 1-4 in the last five Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga matchups.
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Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga Prediction | College Basketball Betting Picks for the WCC Tournament Championship
Gonzaga is coming off a lackluster second-half performance against San Francisco in the WCC Semifinals where they led by 20 at halftime but only won by 10, failing to cover another one of their hefty spreads. Expect a fully locked-in and fired-up Gonzaga team tonight against Saint Mary’s, as the Bulldogs have not only championships but vengeance on their mind.
Just 10 days ago, the Saint Mary’s Gaels were able to defeat the powerhouse from Spokane by double-digits. Even more impressive is the fact Gonzaga was held to just 57 points, equaling their lowest total in four seasons. Strangely, that loss came via a 47-point performance against those same Saint Mary’s Gaels, and also happened to be the final game of the regular season.
Saint Mary’s has a lot going for them right now. As the 17th-ranked team in the nation, they come into this game as winners of five straight, and they now know for a fact they are capable of beating the Bulldogs. One thing is for certain though, Gonzaga absolutely will not be held under 60 points again, so the Gaels are going to need to bring their very best to the floor tonight in Las Vegas.
You never say never, but the chances we see Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga result in back-to-back wins for the Gales is less than slim to none. We like the Gales going away, but because of their difficulty covering the spread this season, our best bet is the OVER 76.5 Gonzaga team total.
Our college basketball betting Saint Mary’s vs Gonzaga prediction tonight will be Gonzaga team total OVER 76.5 at BetUS.
For what it’s worth, the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Gonzaga an 85.0% chance to win.