Utah Utes (3-2) vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels (3-3)
As the NCAA Men’s Basketball season progresses, an anticipated showdown between Utah Utes and Saint Mary’s Gaels on November 27, 2023 is garnering much anticipation. Utah currently hold a 3-2 record while Saint Mary’s currently stand at 3-3, in what should be an exciting matchup that both teams hope will strengthen their respective standings – making this game must-watch viewing material for both fans and bettors on top live betting websites alike.
Utah Utes have displayed both resilience and inconsistency during this season. Averaging 81.6 points per game with a 46.9% field goal percentage has shown their offensive prowess; they have made 8.4 three-pointers per game at 38.8% success rate from beyond the arc; yet defensive play remains their weakness while rebounding remains their strength with 41.6 average rebounds per game demonstrating effective board control.
Saint Mary’s Gaels (3-2 record) have displayed more of an even performance this season, scoring 71.3 points per game while their offense has not been as explosive (which averages 80.4). Though their field goal percentage dips slightly (42.4%) from Utah’s 46%, their defensive intensity more than makes up for it; moreover they average more rebounds (44.5 per game), which demonstrate their dominance of controlling the paint area; their three-point shooting (30.8%) could prove crucial against Utah’s defensive effort.
Utah Utes vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels 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 exceptional guard for Utah this season. In five games he averages 14.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while boasting impressive shooting efficiency with 50% field goal percentage and 45.7% three-point percentage shooting efficiency; his free throw shooting and turnover rate still need work though.
Saint Mary’s key guard Aidan Mahaney has proven to be a vital contributor over six games. Averaging 13.8 points and three assists per game over those six contests, Mahaney demonstrated both scoring and playmaking ability while posting a field goal percentage of 38.7%; yet his ability to orchestrate offense made a profound impactful statement about him and Saint Mary’s offense as a whole. In addition, Mahaney’s lower rebounding statistics and steal rate point to more of an offensive role on their team.
Madsen and Mahaney will play an essential role in shaping the game’s course, with Madsen’s scoring ability and rebounding prowess pitted against Mahaney’s playmaking acumen, who can exploit Madsen’s defensive vulnerabilities with playmaking playmaking plays of his own. Their face-off will ultimately determine both teams’ fates.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Utah Utes +136, Total Odds: 134.5
Utah Utes vs Saint Mary’s Gaels NCAAB odds and point spread create an intriguing betting landscape. Utah Utes, with a moneyline of +136, represent an underdog bet with higher potential returns but higher risks associated with betting on them. This is indicative of their uneven season performance and struggle against the spread. Total odds set at 134.5 indicate expectations for a moderately high-scoring game. Given Utah’s impressive offensive output of 81.6 points per game and Saint Mary’s more even approach (an average of 71.3), this total seems appropriately balanced. Bettors should carefully evaluate both teams’ offensive abilities and defensive challenges when making moneyline or over/under bets.
Utah Utes Betting Trends
Utah’s betting trends reveal an eclectic picture. Their 4-10-1 against-the-spread record in their last 15 games shows they struggled against the spread, while their 3-8 record against-the-spread in 11 contests highlighted overall performance issues. Yet Utah showed how resilient they could be by winning in November games and on Mondays – two occasions which may offer hope of turnaround success for these struggling teams.
Saint Mary’s Gaels Betting Trends
Saint Mary’s betting trends showcase their home court dominance, posting 12-1 victories versus the spread in their last 13 home games and 13-7 overall in 20 games played, respectively. Their overall SU record, however, indicates some inconsistency when covering the spread.
Utah Utes vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels 11/27/23 Betting Picks
At first glance, this game seems to offer close competition, with unexpected outcomes possible. Utah’s offense could present Saint Mary’s defense with challenges; however, their home court advantage and balanced play may prove decisive.
Betting-wise, Saint Mary’s seems like the best NCAAB pick when considering both teams’ home records and Utah’s struggles ATS; however, Utah has shown to do well during November and Monday games; for over/under bets considering both teams’ scoring capacities, leaning towards over might be worthwhile.
Free Pick and Prediction: Saint Mary’s Gaels 75, Utah Utes 70