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Postseason NIT - Minnesota Golden Gophers vs St. Mary's Gaels in college hoops odds

St. Mary's GaelsMinnesota Golden Gophers
23-11March 23, 2014, 02:00 | Williams Arena21-13

Minnesota looks to cover the Golden Gophers-Gaels pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 21-13 mark when they host St. Mary's in college basketball wagering action.

The Golden Gophers bring a 21-13 record (13-16-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 23-11 Gaels, who are 15-16 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Minnesota go 13-17 so far and the Gaels go 14-16. View St. Mary's Gaels vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 248-ranked Golden Gophers and the No. 56-rated Gaels in this matchup.

In their last action, St. Mary's was a 70-58 winner at home against Utah. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. St. Mary's got 21 points from James Walker III en route to a 70-58 victory over Utah on Tuesday at McKeon Pavilion.

In their last action, Minnesota was an 88-81 winner at home against High Point. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as favorites. Maverick Ahanmisi scored 21 points leading the Golden Gophers to an 88-81 victory over High Point at Williams Arena on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 117 nationally ranked offense (71.74 points per game) against a Gaels defense that sits as the No. 50 at 65.56 PPG. The Golden Gophers have been averaging 44.67% from the field, less than the Gaels have managed so far this season (45.21% on average).

A few Gaels at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games at home