The St. Thomas – Minnesota Tommies and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles meet Monday in the college basketball Summit Semifinal at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The St. Thomas – Minnesota Tommies are averaging 74.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Andrew Rohde is averaging 16.7 points and 3.7 assists, while Parker Bjorklund is averaging 14.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. Riley Miller is the third double-digit scorer and Brooks Allen is dishing 2.3 assists. The St. Thomas – Minnesota Tommies are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The St. Thomas – Minnesota Tommies are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.5 rebounds per game.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are averaging 84.1 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Max Abmas is averaging 22 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Connor Vanover is averaging 12.8 points and 7 rebounds. Issac McBride is the third double-digit scorer and Carlos Jurgens is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.
The Tommies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 10-4 in Tommies last 14 games following a ATS win. The under is 5-1 in Golden Eagles last 6 overall.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are the better team, have the rest advantage, and a blowout win wouldn't surprise anybody. However, Oral Roberts is just 7-7 ATS as a double-digit favorite and has allowed teams lately to hang around. St. Thomas is also an experienced team that includes four seniors, and you know they're going to fight to keep their careers alive. Lot of points for a tournament game. Give me the Tommies.