TOM STRYKER’S FREE COLLEGE BASKETBALL SELECTION THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH
#647 ST MARY’S CA (-) over Santa Clara at 11 PM EST
After getting absolutely throttled at Gonzaga by 48 points, St. Mary’s will regroup in a hurry when it visits Santa Clara on Thursday. The Broncos hit the court off a tough six-point road loss to the Dons and this will prove to be a difficult matchup for them.
Since January 12th, 2008, these two West Coast Conference teams have met 24 times and the Gaels have posted a reliable 21-3 SU and 13-9-2 ATS record. In this run fighting with four or more days of rest, St. Mary’s jumps to a golden 10-0 SU and 6-2-2 ATS. Equally impressive, as road chalk, the Gaels have been an ATM machine spitting out a phenomenal 74-44-2 ATS record including a sweet 42-21 ATS in this situation provided their opponent enters off a pointspread win. With those two parameters in play and St. Mary’s fighting a foe that holds a conference won/loss percentage less than .500, this team trend jumps to a juicy 30-12 ATS.
This is not the spot to be opening up your wallet for Santa Clara either. As a regular season host, the Broncos own a disturbing 42-85-2 ATS record in their own backyard including a jaw-dropping 13-32 ATS if they hit the hardwood off an ATS win. Also, don’t forget, West Coast Conference home dogs hold a surprising 61-83-2 ATS mark provided they are matched up against a conference foe that arrives off a straight up loss. If our “play against” side is competing against an opponent that holds a conference won/loss percentage of .250 or better, this WCC angle falls to a weak 44-69-2 ATS. That spells trouble for the Broncos.
The Gaels didn’t stand a chance against the Zags in their last outing. Rest assured, head coach Randy Bennett’s boys will make the trek to the Leavey Center on Thursday night and make the most of it. Take St. Mary’s. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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