Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (3-4) vs. Saint Peter's Peacocks (4-2)
December 1, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Saint Peter's Peacocks -3.5 / Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers +3.5; Over/Under: +129
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The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers and the Saint Peter’s Peacocks meet in college basketball action from the Yanitelli Center on Thursday night.
The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers will look to bounce back from a 75-59 loss to Navy last time out. Jalen Benjamin leads the Mountaineers in scoring and assists with 17.9 PPG and 5.6 APG while Dakota Leffew has 13.3 PPG and Malik Jefferson has 10.1 PPG with a team-high 7.9 RPG to lead the Mountaineers on the glass and to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for Mount St. Mary’s last time out. George Tinsley also has 6.1 RPG as well for the Mountaineers this season. As a team, Mount St. Mary’s is averaging 67.3 PPG on 40.9% shooting from the field, 32.7% from behind the arc and 66.7% from the foul line this season.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks will try to build on back-to-back wins after a 77-63 win over Fairleigh Dickinson last time out. Jaylen Murray leads the Peacocks with 15 PPG along with 3.2 APG as the lone double-digit scorer for Saint Peter’s up to this point in the year. Isiah Dasher has 9.5 PPG while Latrell Reid has team-highs of 5.8 RPG and 4 APG to lead the Peacocks in rebounding and assists this season. As a team, Saint Peter’s Is averaging 72 PPG on 42.9% shooting from the field, 35.4% from behind the arc and 70.8% from the foul line this season.
Mount St. Mary’s is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games against a team with a winning home record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Saint Peter’s is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games and 23-7-1 ATS in their last 31 games overall while the under is 22-8 in their last 30 games following an ATS win.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, I’m leaning towards the Mountaineers here. The Mount has some questionable losses on their schedule, but they’ve been in it and held their own against some tough customers. Saint Peter’s has as well, but I’m just not a fan of laying points with the Peacocks in the favorite role. I’ll side with Mount St. Mary’s and the points here.