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Western Kentucky vs St Mary’s – 2021 NIT Tournament Picks and Predictions

Western Kentucky vs St Mary’s College Basketball picks, tips and predictions for this NIT Tournament game Wednesday, March 17, 2021


Free Picks and Predictions  on this Western Kentucky vs Saint Mary’s in this Wednesday March 17, 2021 NIT Tournament First Round game. This game tips off at 9pm et at Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas.

The Draftkings College Basketball odds have Saint Marys as a -2 point favorite and the over/under at 124.5 points. The betting public currently has 54% of their money on Saint Marys as the favorite.

Western Kentucky comes into this game after getting a heartbreaking overtime loss to North Texas in the Conference USA Tournament championship game with an NCAA Tournament berth on the line. In that matchup, Western Kentucky shot just 34% from the field and 27% from 3-point land, but it was up against the North Texas defense, who has a top five defense in the nation. In that game, the Hilltoppers started out missing their first eight shots and I can’t see that happening again for this upcoming matchup.

On the road this season Western Kentucky scores an average of 69.6 points per game and on defense they’re giving up an average 69 points per game.

The Hilltoppers are 15-5 against the spread in their last 20 games when playing as the underdog and the total has gone under in 4 of Western Kentuckys last 5 games against an opponent in the West Coast conference.

On the other side of the court, Saint Marys comes into this game with over a week of rest after losing to Gonzaga 78-55 in the West Coast Conference Tournament Semifinals. In that matchup, the Gaels went a horrible 2 of 20 from on 3-pointers and just 36% from the field, but it was up against the current number one team in the nation.

The Gaels on the road this season, St Marys puts up an average of 59.6 points per game and have the top sixteenth defense in the nation that give up an average of 66.5 points per game. Saint Marys is 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 games and the total has gone under in 5 of the Gaels last 5 games.

In this Western Kentucky vs Saint Marys NIT Tournament game, we’re rolling with Western Kentucky First Half Team Total Over 28.5 Points at the -120 price.

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