Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Lancers and Thunderbirds. The game is starting at 8:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Thunderbirds at America First Events Center in Cedar City, UT. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Western Athletic conference game currently have the Thunderbirds as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 140.5 points.

CALIFORNIA BAPTIST LANCERS VS SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -1

This game will be played at America First Events Center at 8:30 ET on Wednesday, November 29th.

WHY BET THE SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-64 in favor of the Thunderbirds.
  • Not only will Southern Utah pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Are the Lancers Ready for a Road Win?

After their most recent game, California Baptist has a record of 3-1. In all four games this season, the Lancers have been favored to win. As California Baptist gets ready to face Southern Utah, their ATS record stands at 1-3. Looking back at their previous ten games, including those from last season, California Baptist has gone 3-5 vs. the spread.

California Baptist’s games have, on average, featured 132 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-3-0. Their average over/under line is currently 137.1 points so far. The Lancers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 69 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

The California Baptist offense is coming off a game in which they scored 67 points vs. Cal Poly. Overall their field goal percentage was 36.4% while connecting on 5 threes. Dominique Daniels Jr. is leading the team in scoring at 17.5 points per contest. Blondeau Tchoukuiegno has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.2 going into the game.

California Baptist’s defense has been playing well, ranking 21st nationally, with 61.3 points allowed per game. The California Baptist defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 58 points and allowed Cal Poly to connect on 5 threes.

Will the Thunderbirds Defense Show Up at Home?

Southern Utah, who currently hold a 1-3 record, will be playing their 5th game of the season. All four of their previous games have been played away from home. Entering today’s game, Southern Utah holds a 1-3 against the spread (ATS) record. Over their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, Southern Utah has gone 4-5 ATS.

Looking at their over/under performance through four games, Southern Utah has an over/under record of 3-1-0, with their games averaging 145.8 points per game on average. In the Thunderbirds’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 86 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-1.

The Thunderbirds’ offense finished with 74 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 78.2 points per contest. Zion Young is leading the team in scoring at 16.6 points per contest. Dominick Ford has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.2 going into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Southern Utah defense is giving up an average of 74.6 points per contest. Southern Utah’s three-point defense is currently 19th in the country at 4.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 49.2% of their shots vs. Southern Utah.