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St. Thomas (MN) vs Utah Pick & Preview: Saturday, November 26th Betting Odds

Tommies vs Runnin’ Utes Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: St. Thomas (MN) Tommies at Utah Runnin’ Utes
  • Where: Salt Lake City at Jon M. Huntsman Center
  • Date: Saturday, November 26th
  • Betting Odds: St. Thomas (MN) +15, STMN +841 | UTAH -1556 O/U 137.0

Tommies Preview:

The St. Thomas (MN) Tommies head into today’s game in what will be their 8th game of the season, posting a record of 5-2. On the road, the Tommies will be playing their 4th games of the season, having gone 2-2. So far, the Tommies have been the underdog 3 times, going 1-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +15 underdogs on the spread.

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St. Thomas (MN) will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Riley Miller who is averaging 15.57 points per game for the Tommies. Miller is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tommies’ offensive gameplan is the play of Andrew Rohde who has hit 42.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.86 points per game.

On offense, St. Thomas (MN) comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 479th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Tommies’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.7 points per game. So far, 51.12% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.7%.

Runnin’ Utes Preview:

Utah will take the floor against the Tommies with an overall record of 4-2. Currently, the Runnin’ Utes have been the home team 4 times, sitting with a record of 3-1. The Runnin’ Utes’ are sitting with a betting line that is -15 points in their favor. For the season, Utah has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1.

Branden Carlson comes into today’s game as the Runnin’ Utes’ leading scorer at 13.0 points per contest. Not only has Carlson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Utah’s top rebounder at 7.83 boards per contest. Behind Carlson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Gabe Madsen who is second on the team in scoring at 12.67 points per game. Overall, he has hit 33.3% of his shots and is adding 4.0 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Utah this season, as they are currently ranked 247th in college basketball at 69.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Runnin’ Utes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.5%, placing them 289th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Utah Runnin’ Utes -15

For today’s matchup between Utah Runnin’ Utes and St. Thomas (MN) Tommies, our analysis points to Utah covering the spread as the -15 point favorites. Although the Runnin’ Utes are just 2-3 over their previous 5 games as the favorite, we view the oddsmakers line being set too low. Today’s contest is an oustanding matchup for Utah as they will be facing a St. Thomas (MN) team that also perfers to slow the game down. Look for the team to put together an efficient offensive performance while also limiting the Tommies’ offense, leading to not only a straight up win but an ATS victory. Before tip-off, be sure to go ahead and lock in your wager on the Utah Runnin’ Utes to cover!

 


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