Free College Basketball Picks Today: Saint Mary’s Gaels vs Gonzaga Bulldogs 3/7/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Saint Mary’s Gaels vs Gonzaga Bulldogs 3/7/23
Tue 7th March 2023

The Saint Mary’s Gaels (26-6, 15-2 WCC) face off against the Gonzaga Bulldogs (27-5, 15-2 WCC) Tuesday at Orleans Arena in the West Coast Conference Tourney Championship.

Gonzaga defeated the San Francisco Dons 84-73 at Orleans Arena yesterday in the semifinals, their eighth win in a row. With 20 points, Anton Watson was the leading scorer. Drew Timme added 17 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.

Saint Mary’s got the win in the semifinals yesterday at Orleans Arena, beating the BYU Cougars 76-69. Alex Ducas had 23 points and seven rebounds, leading the team.

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s split their two matchups this season. The Bulldogs came out on top in the last meeting, beating the Gaels 77-68 at McCarthey Athletic Center on February 25. Timme led the Bulldogs with 19 points, while Watson played a key role with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Logan Johnson had 27 points in the loss. The Bulldogs have been led this season by Timme, who is averaging 21.0 points per game. Timme also has grabbed 7.4 rebounds per game.

Meanwhile, Nolan Hickman is dishing 3.3 assists.Aidan Mahaney (14.7 ppg), Johnson (14.5), and Ducas (12.6) have been the primary providers of the Gaels’ offense. Johnson also has doled out 3.7 assists per game.

Meanwhile, Mitchell Saxen has averaged 7.9 rebounds per game.The Bulldogs rank as the best in the country in offensive efficiency, while the Gaels are ninth in defensive efficiency.

The Bulldogs are an impressive 8-2 in their last 10 games at Orleans Arena.In the last 10 games, Gonzaga is 9-1 with an average margin of +17.1 (91.2-74.1).

Saint Mary’s has an 8-2 record over the last 10, scoring 71.8 points per game on average while holding opponents to 64.9 (+6.9 margin). The Gaels are averaging 72.0 ppg for the full season while allowing 59.6.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Ben Gregg: 12.2 | 9.0 | +3.2
Rebounds per game:
Julian Strawther: 3.8 | 6.1 | -2.3
Assists per game:
Drew Timme: 2.4 | 3.2 | -0.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Joshua Jefferson: 7.8 | 4.0 | +3.8
Harry Wessels: 2.6 | 4.7 | -2.1
Points per game:
Logan Johnson: 19.2 | 14.5 | +4.7
Rebounds per game:
Mitchell Saxen: 5.2 | 7.9 | -2.7

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

Gonzaga (-145)

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