st mary's under
San Francisco vs. Saint Mary's-California,
02/01/2018 23:00 EDT,
Score: 43 - 79
Total: +110/+141 Under
*5 Star CBB TOP Total of WEEK* The St. Mary's Gaels are one of the best teams in the country when it comes to controlling the tempo. St. Mary's slows things down and they rank 20th slowest in the country in tempo. They'll want to play slowly here.
San Francisco ranks among the 100 slowest teams in the country out of 351 as well. The Dons are also 218th in offensive efficiency. They aren't likely to be able to shoot the ball at a high percentage on the road at St. Mary's.
St. Mary's defense was poor in non-conference action compared to their norm, but they have been much better of lat.e The Gaels are allowing less than 0.96 points per possession in WCC play.
These two met twice last year and the final totals were 115 and 112 points. St. Mary's is a little quicker and not quite as good on defense, so I don't think this one stays that low, but this is way too big of an adjustment.
St. Mary's is good at slowing things down with the lead, and they are a big favorite here. Look for them to slow the game down even more with things in hand late.
Take the under big.