Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Tommies and Lancers. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Lancers at Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center in Riverside, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Lancers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 133.5 points.
ST. THOMAS (MN) TOMMIES VS CALIFORNIA BAPTIST LANCERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: California Baptist Lancers -5.5
This game will be played at Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE CALIFORNIA BAPTIST LANCERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 87-62 in favor of the Lancers.
- Not only will California Baptist pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 149 points.
Can St. Thomas (MN) Secure a Road Victory?
St. Thomas (MN) has played three games so far this season and have a 1-2 record. In their last five road games, including last year, St. Thomas (MN) has gone 1-4. As of today, St. Thomas (MN) has a 0-3 ATS record. Looking back over their previous ten games, including those from last season, St. Thomas (MN) has gone 5-4 vs. the spread.
Through three games, St. Thomas (MN) has an over/under record of 0-3-0 with their games averaging a combined 121.7 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Tommies’ games have averaged 69 points per game, along with an over/under record of 0-4.
Against Cal Poly, the St. Thomas (MN) had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 70 points per game. They scored 60 points and posted a field goal percentage of 50% in the game. Leading the team in scoring was Parker Bjorklund with 22 points. Raheem Anthony also added 13 points for the Tommies.
The Tommies’ defense is presently ranked 25th nationally, allowing an average of 59.8 points per contest. St. Thomas (MN)’s three-point defense is currently 13th in the country at 3.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.8% of their shots vs. St. Thomas (MN).
Can the Lancers Pull Off a Home Win?
After two games, California Baptist has a 1-1 record. In both of their games, the Lancers have been the favored team. In terms of ATS performance, California Baptist is currently sitting at 1-1 heading into today’s game. Taking into account their last ten games, including those from the previous season, California Baptist has a 5-3 ATS record.
California Baptist’s games have, on average, featured 137.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 143.2 points so far. The Lancers’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 72 points per game.
The California Baptist offense is coming off a game in which they scored 63 points vs. Portland State. Overall their field goal percentage was 38.6% while connecting on 7 threes. The top scorer for the Lancers was Blondeau Tchoukuiegno with 18 points, while Yvan Ouedraogo also added 16 to the scoreboard.
California Baptist’s defense has been playing well, ranking 38th nationally, with 63.0 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 3.7 threes per game vs. St. Thomas (MN). This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 26.9%.