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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers take on Gaels in NCAA Basketball Betting

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs St. Mary's Gaels battle Wednesday at McKeon Pavilion as the Gaels look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the St. Mary's Gaels in this one found them listed as -21.5-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 Hilltoppers was expected to move the line.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs St. Mary's Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

St. Mary's Gaels battles the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, currently sitting with a 4-5 mark (2-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 2-5 for the St. Mary's Gaels and 1-5-1 for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 35-rated St. Mary's Gaels and the No. 290-ranked Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature St. Mary's's No. 192-rated squad against Western Kentucky's No. 127-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, St. Mary's rates No. 24 in the country with 9.75 per game, while their foes tonight, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers rank No. 223 nationally with 6 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland Thomas scored 22 points leading the Hilltoppers to a 77-59 victory over Indiana State at Hulman Center on Sunday.

The battle between the Gaels and Anteaters didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as UC Irvine was handed a 84-53 defeat on Sunday at McKeon Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games
  • Western Kentucky is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Western Kentucky is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Saint Mary's-California is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Saint Mary's-California is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Mary's-California's last 6 games
  • Saint Mary's-California is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky at Detroit, Saturday, December 17th
St. Mary's at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Tuesday, December 20th