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Postseason NIT - Minnesota St. Mary's Betting Preview

St. Mary's GaelsMinnesota Golden Gophers
23-11March 20, 2014, 12:00 | Williams Arena21-13

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

The Gaels will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 15-16 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Gophers are 13-16-2 ATS. St. Mary's is 14-16 on the totals; Minnesota is 13-17.View St. Mary's Gaels vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

The Golden Gophers sit at No. 248 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gaels sit at No. 56 on the same chart.

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:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Minnesota's No. 158-rated squad against St. Mary's's No. 169-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 77 in the country with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 74 nationally with 7.03 per match.