Free Picks - BYU Cougars vs Saint Mary's Gaels

Mark Lathrop

Monday, March 6, 2017 3:46 PM UTC

Monday, Mar. 6, 2017 3:46 PM UTC

Saint Mary’s has dominated BYU in their two earlier matchups this season. Do the Cougars have any new tricks up their sleeves to get them past the Gaels in the West Coast Conference tournament?

   BYU Cougars vs Saint Mary's Gaels  


Saint Mary’s has beaten BYU twice SU and ATS this year, and have done it in multiple ways. That’s why I like them here again in the conference tournament, as their depth eventually wins out over the fast-paced Cougars.

As most of us are aware, Saint Mary’s goes where their 6’ 11” center, Jock Landale, goes. The big center has exploded on the scene for the Gaels this year, averaging 16.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. However, in their last game against BYU Jock Landale only scored 7 points and was relegated to the bench for much of the time because of foul trouble. No worries, as the Gaels still pounded BYU 70-57 as a 4.5-point favorite on the road, and were up by 23 points with 5 minutes left in that game. I don’t know if I need much more analysis than that, because if you can blow out a team with a significant home court advantage on their home floor without much services from your best player than you likely have an advantage worth wagering on. I’m taking Saint Mary’s here -7 at Heritage and am looking forward to their matchup with Gonzaga in the WCC final.

 Free NCAAB Pick: Saint Mary’s -7Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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