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Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs St. Mary's Gaels College Basketball Betting Preview

The St. Mary's Gaels will look to improve on a 7-1 record on Wednesday when they host the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in NCAA basketball betting odds action at McKeon Pavilion.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the St. Mary's Gaels in this one found them listed as -20.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Thunderbirds was expected to move the line.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs St. Mary's Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Mary's Gaels bring a 7-1 record (6-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-5 Thunderbirds, who are 2-4 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed St. Mary's go 3-3 so far and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds go 3-3.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the St. Mary's Gaels at No. 32 and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds at No. 289 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Mary's has the nation's No. 54-rated offensive output, at 80.5 PPG. The visiting Southern Utah Thunderbirds defense ranks No. 213 allowing on average 75.75 PPG. The Gaels FG% has averaged 53.62% so far, more than the St. Mary's Thunderbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.49% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Thunderbirds and Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Bristol University was handed a 79-41 defeat on Saturday at Centrum Arena.

St. Mary's cruised to victory on Monday, running Cal Poly out of the gym and running up a 93-63 score at McKeon Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Utah is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Southern Utah is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • St. Mary's is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Utah at IUPUI, Saturday, December 19th
St. Mary's at San Francisco, Monday, December 21st