North Dakota Fighting Hawks (6-7) vs. St. Thomas (MN) Tommies (9-4)
December 19, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. Thomas (MN) Tommies -8.5 / North Dakota Fighting Hawks +8.5 ; Over/Under: -
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The North Dakota Fighting Hawks and the St. Thomas MN Tommies meet Monday in college basketball action from Schoenecker Arena. North Dakota is 6-7 overall this year. The Hawks beat North Central MN in their last game. As for St. Thomas MN, they’re 9-4 overall and fresh off a win over Green Bay. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
North Dakota began the year at 2-3, then hit a win streak over Wisconsin-Stout, Utah Tech and CSUF. After losses to Iowa State, Portland, Idaho and Seattle, the Hawks got back into the win column versus North Central MN.
Last Monday versus North Central MN, the Hawks were up 55-18 by halftime. North Dakota cruised in the second half on a 44-30 run for a 99-48 win. Brady Danielson was the leading team scorer on 14 points.
Over on the St. Thomas MN side, they were 2-2 to start out the year. The Tommies would then beat Troy, Merrimack and Milwaukee before a loss to Utah. St. Thomas is 4-1 over their last five games, most recently beating Green Bay.
Back on Tuesday versus Green Bay, St. Thomas MN took a 42-24 edge into the second half. The Tommies scored another 40 points from there in an 82-61 victory. Riley Miller was tops on the team with 19 points in 33 minutes of work.
PICK: I’m going to stay with St. Thomas MN. The Tommies didn’t have any trouble versus Green Bay in their last outing and they’re playing well over this currently 4-1 run. St. Thomas MN has scored 76 or more points in all four of their victories during that stretch and they should post a good total here as well. As for North Dakota, they’ve scored 69 or more points in four of their last six outings so they’re on a pretty solid offensive run themselves. This matchup could be pretty interesting if both teams play well, but I like St. Thomas MN on the cover a little better.