Check out our free Southern Utah vs Utah Tech pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in St. George. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Southern Utah vs Utah Tech Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds

Thunderbirds vs Trailblazers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Southern Utah Thunderbirds at Utah Tech Trailblazers
  • Where: St. George at Burns Arena
  • Date: Saturday, February 4th
  • Betting Odds: Southern Utah -3.5, SUTAH -177 | DXST +141 O/U 157.5

Thunderbirds Preview:

Through 23 games, the Southern Utah Thunderbirds have an overall record of 16-7. So far, the Thunderbirds have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 5-6. This season, Southern Utah has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 9-2. For today’s contest, Southern Utah has a betting line set -3.5 points in their favor.

Southern Utah will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tevian Jones who is averaging 19.09 points per game for the Thunderbirds. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Thunderbirds’ offensive game plan is the play of Maizen Fausett who has hit 51.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.61 points per game.

Southern Utah comes into today’s matchup vs Utah Tech, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.4 points per game. Through 23 games, they have hit 45.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Thunderbirds have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 266th in possessions per game.

Trailblazers Preview:

Through 23 games, the Utah Tech Trailblazers have an overall record of 10-13. Currently, the Trailblazers have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 8-3. So far, the Trailblazers have been the underdog 14 times, going 2-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.

Utah Tech’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Pope, who is averaging 13.22 points per contest. So far, Pope has accounted for 17.57% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.87 rebounds per game and 2.43 assists. Cameron Gooden is the second leading scorer for the Trailblazers, averaging 15.89 points per game. Between him and Gooden, they are accounting for 34.1% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Utah Tech this season, as they are currently ranked 163rd in college basketball at 72.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Trailblazers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.4%, placing them 391st in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -3.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Southern Utah Thunderbirds to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3.5 point betting favorites. Although Southern Utah as a team is just 105th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Trailblazers’ defense. In addition, the Thunderbirds have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -3.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Thunderbirds to come out on top and cover.