Who's Playing

California Riverside @ Saint Mary's

Current Records: California Riverside 5-2; Saint Mary's 6-1

What to Know

The Saint Mary's Gaels will be playing at home against the California Riverside Highlanders at 10 p.m. ET on Monday. Saint Mary's is out to keep their four-game home win streak alive.

It looks like the Gaels got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap last week as they fell 61-55 to the Wisconsin Badgers.

Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the contest between California Riverside and the Florida A&M Rattlers this past Friday was still a pretty decisive one as California Riverside wrapped it up with a 60-49 victory at home.

Saint Mary's is the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread last Wednesday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

Saint Mary's is now 6-1 while the Highlanders sit at 5-2. Two defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Gaels enter the game with only 58.7 points allowed per game on average, good for 34th best in college basketball. As for California Riverside, they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 36.50%, which places them 18th in college basketball.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: University Credit Union Pavilion -- Moraga, California
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Gaels are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Highlanders, according to the latest college basketball odds.

Bettors have moved against the Gaels slightly, as the game opened with the Gaels as an 11-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.