Utah Utes (3-2) vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels (3-3)
Utah Utes vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels 11/27/23 – NCAA Men’s Basketball enthusiasts are building excitement as both Utah Utes and Saint Mary’s Gaels prepare for an exhilarating showdown on November 27, 2023 at 11:00 PM ET at University Credit Union Pavilion. Both teams boast impressive records; Utah currently sitting at 3-2 while Saint Mary’s boasting 3-3. Fans looking for exclusive premium picks should attend this game and be there at 11:00PM.
Utah Utes have proven this season they can successfully balance both offense and defense, scoring an average of 81.6 points per game while sporting a 46.9% field goal percentage to prove their efficiency at turning plays into scoring opportunities. Furthermore, Utah boasts an outstanding 38.8% 3-point shooting success rate; their turnovers rate average of 12.8 may present issues against Saint Mary’s who capitalizes on such mistakes.
Saint Mary’s Gaels present an alternative style of play. While their average scoring, at 71.3 points per game, may not match that of Utah, their defensive metrics certainly stand out – an impressive average of 5.3 blocks and 5.7 steals per game can help disrupt opponents’ offenses while their rebounding strength, at 44.5 per game, can play an essential part in controlling game tempo.
Utah Utes vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels 11/27/23 Game Info
|Monday, November 27, 2023, at 11:00 PM ET
|University Credit Union Pavilion
Gabe Madsen (Guard) vs. Aidan Mahaney (Guard)
Gabe Madsen has been an outstanding guard for Utah Utes this season. In five games he’s averaged 28.2 minutes while contributing 14.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game on 50% field goal shooting efficiency with 45.7% 3-point field goal percentage. Madsen excels at scoring and rebounding, though his 2.6 turnovers per game could prove problematic against Saint Mary’s defensive strategies.
Aidan Mahaney of Saint Mary’s Gaels offers a stark contrast to Madsen with his playmaking abilities. Over six games, Mahaney averaged 32 minutes while scoring 13.8 points and dishing out 3 assists per game – his 38.1% 3-point shooting was impressive while his overall field goal percentage of 38.7% required improvement. Mahaney will likely be critical both offensively and defensively when facing Madsen in their match-up on November 8th.
Madsen and Mahaney will play a pivotal role in Utah’s chances of victory; Madsen’s scoring prowess and efficiency from the field can put pressure on the Gaels while Mahaney’s playmaking and defensive skills could disrupt Utah’s offensive flow – each playing an integral role in their team’s chances. Their performances will have significant ramifications.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Utah Utes +136, Total Odds: 134.5
Utah Utes have an NCAAB odds for this matchup with Saint Mary’s Gaels of being underdogs with a +136 moneyline, as per NCAAB odds. This figure indicates the lower probability of Utah winning over Saint Mary’s, as bettors would receive higher returns with successful wagers on Utah than Saint Mary’s. Total odds set at 134.5 points provide a benchmark for what to expect during this game. Bookmakers anticipate a relatively high-scoring game based on Utah’s offensive abilities and Saint Mary’s defensive strengths. When betting over/under, bettors will assess whether the actual combined score surpasses or falls short of this threshold, taking into account both teams’ scoring averages as well as recent game trends.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
Utah has shown inconsistent performances when it comes to betting trends. They are 4-10-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 15 games and 3-8 straight up (SU), both indicators of struggle in covering spreads or winning outright games. On the bright side, however, Utah’s record of 14-5 straight wins played during November (SU) and five on Monday (5-1 SU) indicates they perform particularly well during these months and weekdays.
Saint Mary’s Gaels Betting Trends
Saint Mary’s Gaels have been more consistent at home, posting an outstanding 12-1 SU record in their last 13 games on home court. While their ATS record of 2-4 shows some inconsistency when covering the spread, their overall 13-7 record over their last 20 contests indicates an encouraging winning trend.
Utah Utes vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels 11/27/23 Betting Picks
Statistics and trends point towards an exciting battle between Utah Utes and Saint Mary’s Gaels in their upcoming game. Utah could challenge Saint Mary’s solid defense with their offensive prowess; however, Saint Mary’s home-court advantage and defensive strength might give them an advantage in this matchup.
Saint Mary’s Gaels appear to hold an edge when selecting their team, especially with their impressive home record and 134.5 point over/under total set for this game. Given this information and considering NCAAB free odds analysis, betting on Saint Mary’s to cover the spread seems wise.
Free Pick and Prediction: Saint Mary’s Gaels 74, Utah Utes 68.