BYU Cougars vs. St Mary’s Gaels – March 6, 2017

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The red hot BYU Cougars will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada Monday Night to take on the St. Mary’s Gaels in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference Tournament at the Orleans Arena in the late game at 11:30 PM ET.

These two have played each other already this year 2 times, with the latest being 3 weeks ago on February 18, 2017, with the Gaels winning by score of 70-57. The matchup prior was on January 5, 2017 with the Gaels winning that one by the score of 81-68.

BYU Look To Keep Momentum vs. St. Mary’s

The Cougars come into this game off 3 straight wins, one of which was over the #1 team in the nation at the time, Gonzaga Bulldogs. BYU is 22-10 SU and 12-15-2 ATS. They have won 7 out of their last 10 games SU but only covered 3 games in the 10 game stretch.

BYU advanced to the semifinals by beating Loyola Marymount on Saturday as 8 point favorites by the score of 89-81. BYU finished up the regular season with a 12-6 conference record, which was good enough for 3rd in the conference.

Gaels Defense One Of The Best In The Nation

The St. Mary’s Gaels come into this game winners of the past 5 games SU and 4 out of 5 ATS. The Gaels are 27-3 SU and 15-10-2 ATS. The Gaels are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games as the favorite.

The Gaels advanced in the West Coast Conference Tournament on Saturday by destroying Portland by the score of 81-58. The Gaels win games by limiting their opponents with the #2 ranked scoring defense in the NCAA. They are only allowing teams to score an average of 56 points per game. St. Mary’s finished the regular season with a 16-2 conference record with their only 2 conference losses coming against the then #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Gaels would love nothing more right now than a 3rd chance at the Bulldogs and a shot at the West Coast Conference Title.

Gaels Defense Too Much For BYU

The favorite in this matchup is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 matchups. St Mary’s is currently favored by 7 points! The past 2 times they have played each other, the Gaels have won by 13 points both times. BYU is a hot team right now but they are running into a defense that is elite and stingy! The Gaels want one more shot at Gonzaga and they will make a statement here by holding the Cougars under 60 points and taking the victory advancing to the finals!

  • Pick: St Mary’s Gaels -7 for 3 Units