Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Tommies versus the Fighting Hawks? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on CBSS. The game will be played at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks, ND. This Summit conference matchup has an over/under of 136.5 points, and the Fighting Hawks are favored to win at home vs. the Tommies.

ST. THOMAS (MN) TOMMIES VS NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Dakota Fighting Hawks -1.5

This game will be played at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, December 29th.

WHY BET THE NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 90-57 in favor of the Fighting Hawks.
  • Not only will North Dakota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 147 points.

Are the Tommies Ready for a Road Win?

This will be the 14th game of the season for St. Thomas (MN), who currently have a record of 8-5. In away games, they have a 2-4 record, while at home they are 2-1. Heading into today’s game, St. Thomas (MN) holds a 6-3 record against the spread. On the road, the Tommies are impressive at 5-1 vs. the spread, while at home they are 1-2 when it comes to covering the spread.

Through 13 games, St. Thomas (MN) has an over/under record of 2-7-0 with their games averaging a combined 127.7 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Tommies’ over/under record is 1-0, with their games averaging 156 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the St. Thomas (MN) offense tallied 79 points in a matchup against Marquette. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.7%, and they made 13 threes. On the offensive front, the Tommies have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 167th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 121st in terms of percentage and 45th in three-pointers made.

In the current season, the St. Thomas (MN) defense has excelled, sitting 20th in the nation by allowing 61.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, St. Thomas (MN)’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 25.8% this season.

Can the Fighting Hawks Deliver Being Favored at Home?

The Fighting Hawks come into today’s contest with a record of 8-5, having just lost to Nebraska (83-75). The Fighting Hawks have a 2-4 record on the road this season and a perfect 3-0 record at home. As of today’s game, North Dakota has a 4-5 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, they are 2-2 vs. the spread.

After 13 games, North Dakota has an over/under record of 2-5-2, with their games averaging a combined 144.9 points per game so far. The Fighting Hawks have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 140 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the North Dakota offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Nebraska. Their field goal percentage for the game was 38.8%, and they made 11 threes. Tyree Ihenacho led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, B.J. Omot contributed 21 points for the Fighting Hawks.

The Fighting Hawks’ defense is presently ranked 118th nationally, allowing an average of 69.0 points per contest. Against Nebraska in their most recent game, the North Dakota defense gave up a total of 83 points while allowing Nebraska to hit 46% of their shots.