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Utah Tech vs Seattle Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 8th Betting Odds
Trailblazers vs Redhawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Utah Tech Trailblazers at Seattle Redhawks
- Where: Seattle at Climate Pledge Arena
- Date: Wednesday, February 8th
- Betting Odds: Utah Tech +5.5, DXST +192 | SEA -241 O/U 147.0
The Utah Tech Trailblazers head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 11-13. So far, the Trailblazers have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 2-10. For the season, Utah Tech has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 3-12. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Trailblazers being +5.5 point underdogs.
Utah Tech’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Pope, who is averaging 13.04 points per contest. So far, Pope has accounted for 17.24% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.88 rebounds per game and 2.42 assists. Cameron Gooden is the second leading scorer for the Trailblazers, averaging 16.42 points per game. Between him and Gooden, they are accounting for 34.4% 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.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Utah Tech, the Seattle Redhawks will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 16-8. So far this season, Seattle has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Redhawks as the -5.5 point favorites. The Redhawks have been favored 13 times, going 12-1 straight up.
Seattle will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Cameron Tyson who is averaging 18.95 points per game for the Redhawks. Tyson 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 Redhawks’ offensive game plan is the play of Alex Schumacher who has hit 36.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.75 points per game.
On offense, Seattle is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 24 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 45.57% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Seattle Redhawks -5.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Seattle Redhawks to pick up the win and cover the spread as -5.5 point betting favorites. Although Seattle as a team is just 357th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Trailblazers’ defense. At -5.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Redhawks to come out on top and cover.