Best O/U College Hoops Plays For Saturday

Mark Lathrop

Saturday, January 7, 2017 2:43 PM UTC

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 2:43 PM UTC

Now that we are in the thick of conference play I’m already seeing some trends that we can profit off of. Let’s take a look at some West Coast action to finish up your Saturday college basketball betting card.

Montana Grizzlies vs Eastern Washington Eagles

The Eagles have one of the largest home/away scoring discrepancies in all of the college basketball, as their tough non-conference schedule on the road has skewed things a bit. At home, Eastern Washington averages 85.6 points per game on 50% shooting from the floor and 42.5% from behind the arc.

A string of road games has EWU coming into this game riding a 4 game Under streak, though, which I think has pushed the total listed on this game a bit lower than it should be. The last time these two teams met on this floor the score was in the 150’s, which should replicate itself here tonight.

 Free NCAAB Pick: Over 145 Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Portland Pilots

Gonzaga’s offense is basically scoring at will right now and is averaging 89.3 points per game in WCC play so far this year. They shoot a blistering 50.8% from the floor and 39.7% from behind the arc on the road.

One thing I’m picking up is that Gonzaga allows more field goal attempts than they take, 63 vs. 57, so a hot shooting team like Portland should make their fair share of shots. The Pilots are shooting 48.7% from the field at their home floor and average 78.3 points per game. We could see a similar score as to when Portland played UCLA earlier in the year, a 99-77 UCLA win. Take the Over here as Gonzaga breaks 80 and Portland should breach 70. All three of last season’s matchups went over the listed total.


Free NCAAB Pick: Over 145 Best Line Offered: at BookMaker

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Saint Mary's Gaels vs San Francisco Dons

This is a matchup between two teams that shoot the ball very well. Against a tough defense in Gonzaga last game, the Dons exceeded the team total listed for them at 5Dimes by double digits, putting up 80 points. San Francisco shoots 49.4% from the floor at home and 39% from behind the arc, averaging 81.8 points per game.

Looking to slow down San Francisco is Saint Mary’s, who is a perfect 3-0 hitting the Overs since conference play began in the WCC. They play at a slower pace but shoot 50.0% from the floor on the road and 41.8% from behind the arc. Interestingly enough, the Gaels shoot better from 3-point range on the road than at home. San Francisco is a live dog in this game, and have played Saint Mary’s Over the total on their home floor the last three seasons. Take Over 137.5 as one of your Saturday NCAA basketball picks.

 Free NCAAB Pick: Over 137.5Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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