gaels vs rams betting predictions

NCAAB: Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. Colorado State Rams Prediction 12/9/2023

The Saint Mary’s Gaels (4-5) travel to face off against the Colorado State Rams (9-0) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at Moby Arena in Fort Collins and televised on CBSS. Colorado State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Saint Mary’s is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Boise State. Tip-off is set for 6:30 ET.

Saint Mary’s Gaels vs Colorado State Rams

The Saint Mary’s Gaels Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After their most recent defeat to Boise State (63-60), the Gaels enter today’s game with a 4-5 record. Looking at their performance in the previous ten games on the road, Saint Mary’s has a 7-3 record, going back to last year. As Saint Mary’s faces off against Colorado State, their ATS record sits at 2-5. In their previous five games, the team has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

After nine games, Saint Mary’s has an over/under record of 3-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 130.3 points per game so far. The Gaels’ last five games have finished with a combined 130 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

The Colorado State Rams Are Coming Off A Win

Colorado State will be putting their undefeated record on the line when they face off against Saint Mary’s. In their previous ten games at home, Colorado State has a 9-1 record, including last year. Colorado State has been strong against the spread this season, entering today’s game with a 7-1 record. At home, they are 4-1 vs. the spread so far, and in their last ten home games, they have a solid 7-3 ATS record.

Looking at their over/under performance through nine games, Colorado State has an over/under record of 5-2-1, with their games averaging 155.4 points per game on average. The Rams have an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 169 points per game.

Saint Mary’s Offense Breakdown

Compared to their season average of 69.9 points per game, Saint Mary’s struggled in their previous game. Against Boise State, the Gaels scored 60 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.9%. The team’s top scorer is Aidan Mahaney, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.4, while Mitchell Saxen also maintains a PPG average of 10.4 leading up to the game.

Aidan Mahaney (G) 15.4 2.4 3.2
Mitchell Saxen (C) 10.4 8.9 1.3
Alex Ducas (G) 9.3 3.9 1.6

Colorado State Offense Breakdown

The Colorado State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 86 points vs. Washington. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.6% while connecting on 9 threes. Joel Scott led the scoring for the Rams, contributing 17 points. Additionally, Josiah Strong chipped in with 16 points.

Isaiah Stevens (G) 17.2 2.7 8.0
Joel Scott (F) 14.4 6.8 1.7
Dominique Clifford (G) 12.1 5.7 2.3

Saint Mary’s Team Defense

The Gaels’ defense is presently ranked 13th nationally, allowing an average of 60.6 points per contest. Against Boise State in their most recent game, the Saint Mary’s defense gave up a total of 63 points while allowing Boise State to hit 46% of their shots.

Colorado State Team Defense

At present, the Rams’ defense is nationally ranked 139th, allowing 71.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.7 threes per game vs. Saint Mary’s. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.9%.

Gaels vs Rams Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Gaels have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 61 points per game in these contests.
  • Colorado State has played well in their previous three home games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 79 points per game while allowing 64. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Gaels have gone 4-5-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 3-7.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Rams have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Gaels vs Rams Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Rams to secure the win, with an expected final score of 77-67. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -5.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 137.5 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.