Southern Utah vs Utah Valley Betting Preview & Prediction
- Mar 10, 2023, 4:51:53 PM
As the college basketball season comes to a close, the Southern Utah Thunderbirds will face off against the Utah Valley Wolverines in an exciting matchup. The game will take place on March 10, 2023, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV, and will be broadcast on ESPN+ at 11:00 PM ET. This game promises to be a thrilling showdown between two talented teams, and our KingPin.pro experts are here to provide you with a comprehensive preview, including analysis of both teams, betting trends, public betting data, odds, injuries, and our pick for the game.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds:
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds finished the regular season with a record of 21-11, including a 12-6 record in conference play. The Thunderbirds have won their last two games, including a thrilling 76-75 victory over UT-Rio Grande Valley in their last game. Southern Utah is led by guard Tevian Jones, who averages 17.6 points per game and shoots an impressive 83.7% from the field. Forward Harrison Butler is another key player for the Thunderbirds, averaging 6.7 rebounds per game.
Southern Utah has an explosive offense, averaging 82.8 points per game and shooting 47.1% from the field. The Thunderbirds are also strong on the defensive end, allowing just 73.6 points per game. Southern Utah is currently ranked 41.7% on the ESPN matchup predictor.
Utah Valley Wolverines:
The Utah Valley Wolverines finished the regular season with a record of 25-7, including a 15-3 record in conference play. The Wolverines have won their last four games, including a dominant 72-58 victory over Tarleton State in their last game. Guard Lance Darthard is the team's leading scorer, averaging 14.3 points per game and shooting an impressive 89.1% from the free-throw line. Center Asbjorn Midtgaard is another key player for the Wolverines, averaging 10.3 rebounds per game.
Utah Valley is a well-balanced team, averaging 76.6 points per game on offense and allowing just 67.3 points per game on defense. The Wolverines are also strong on the boards, averaging 40.1 rebounds per game. Utah Valley is currently ranked 58.3% on the ESPN matchup predictor.
Looking at the betting trends, the Southern Utah Thunderbirds have covered the spread in their last 5 games and are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games. On the other hand, the Utah Valley Wolverines are 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 games.
Public Betting Data:
According to public betting data, 63% of the bets are on Utah Valley to cover the spread of -4.0. However, it's important to note that this data can change leading up to game time and should be monitored closely.
The odds for this game are as follows:
Southern Utah: +158 Utah Valley: -190 Spread: Utah Valley -4.0 Over/Under: 151
As of now, there are no significant injuries to report for either team.
This is going to be a closely contested matchup between two teams who know each other well. Utah Valley has the better overall record and has been playing well recently with a 4-game winning streak, but Southern Utah has also been playing well, winning their last two games and covering the spread in their last 5 games.
Utah Valley has the advantage in terms of rebounding and assists, while Southern Utah has been the better shooting team this season. Both teams have had success on offense, with Southern Utah averaging 82.8 points per game and Utah Valley averaging 76.6 points per game.
Overall, this game could go either way, but I believe the Southern Utah Thunderbirds have the edge. They have been hot lately and have covered the spread in their last 5 games, while Utah Valley has struggled against the spread in their last 10 games. I also think Southern Utah's shooting ability will be the difference in this game.
Pick: Southern Utah +4.0
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