Looking to win big? The Pioneers and Tommies face off at 8:00 ET on Summ. The Tommies are hosting the game at Schoenecker Arena in Saint Paul, MN. The odds for this Summit conference game currently have St. Thomas (MN) as the -8.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 154.5 points.

DENVER PIONEERS VS ST. THOMAS (MN) TOMMIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Denver Pioneers +8.5

This game will be played at Schoenecker Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE DENVER PIONEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-68 in favor of the Pioneers.
  • Not only will Denver pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 148 points.

Is a Win at Saint Paul Possible for the Pioneers?

Denver enters this game with a record of 15-15, including a 6-9 mark in Summit League play. They have lost their last two games and are 5-11 on the road this season. So far, the Pioneers have been the underdog in 15 of their 30 games, going 5-10 in those contests.

In their most recent game, Denver fell to Kansas City by a score of 84-69. Over their last 10 road games, the Pioneers have gone just 2-8. For the season, their average scoring margin on the road is -4.6 points per game.

Against the spread this season, Denver has a mark of 11-14-1. On the road, their ATS record is 6-9-1. As the underdog, the Pioneers have gone 7-7-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Denver has a record of 5-4-1.

Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Denver’s games this season (155.9). So far, 20 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1.

In their recent matchup, the Denver offense ended with 69 points against Kansas City. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40.4% and made 9 threes. One area that the Denver offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 9th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 45%.

So far, the Pioneers’ defense is ranked 335th in the country at 81.8 points per contest. Against Kansas City in their most recent game, the Denver defense gave up a total of 84 points while allowing Kansas City to hit 40% of their shots.

Will St. Thomas (MN) Find a Way to Win at Home?

St. Thomas enters this game with an 18-12 record, including an 8-7 mark in Summit League play. The Tommies have been a better team at home this season, going 9-3 compared to 6-9 on the road.

Currently on a three-game win streak, St. Thomas’ average scoring margin at home is +8.2 points per game. In their last outing, they defeated Omaha by a score of 88-61.

As the favorite this season, St. Thomas has gone just 8-11 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tommies are just 4-6 ATS. At home, their ATS mark is 6-6 this year and they are 5-3 ATS over their last 10 home games.

St. Thomas has an over/under record of 13-14 this season and the average scoring total in their games is 137.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (138.4). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 137 points.

Coming off their recent game, the St. Thomas (MN) offense tallied 88 points in a matchup against Omaha. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50.8%, and they made 11 threes. Leading St. Thomas (MN) in scoring vs. Omaha was Raheem Anthony with his 15 points. Parker Bjorklund also added 14 points for the Tommies.

In the current season, the St. Thomas (MN) defense has excelled, sitting 30th in the nation by allowing 65.5 points per game. In their previous game vs. Omaha, the Mavericks finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 61 points vs. St. Thomas (MN).