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Utah Valley vs California Baptist Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds
Wolverines vs Lancers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Utah Valley Wolverines at California Baptist Lancers
- Where: Riverside at CBU Events Center
- Date: Wednesday, January 11th
- Betting Odds: Utah Valley +1, UTAHV -112 | CABAP -109 O/U 137.0
The Utah Valley Wolverines head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 13-4. So far, the Wolverines have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 5-4. For the season, Utah Valley has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 2-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wolverines being +1 point underdogs.
Utah Valley’s leading scorer this season is Justin Harmon, who is averaging 14.71 points per contest. So far, Harmon has accounted for 19.16% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.24 rebounds per game and 3.41 assists. Trey Woodbury is the second leading scorer for the Wolverines, averaging 13.06 points per game. Between him and Woodbury, they are accounting for 36.2% of the team’s scoring.
Coming into today’s game, Utah Valley will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Wolverines are ranked 190th at 71.2 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 414th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Utah Valley is close to the NCAA average at 37.0%.
The California Baptist Lancers head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 10-7. So far this season, California Baptist has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-2. The Lancers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, California Baptist has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 6-4.
California Baptist’s leading scorer this season is Taran Armstrong, who is averaging 10.35 points per contest. So far, Armstrong has accounted for 15.28% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.65 rebounds per game and 4.82 assists. Joe Quintana is the second leading scorer for the Lancers, averaging 10.5 points per game. Between him and Quintana, they are accounting for 29.9% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for California Baptist this season, as they are currently ranked 196th in college basketball at 71.0 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 Lancers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.2%, placing them 312th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: California Baptist Lancers -1
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Utah Valley Wolverines and California Baptist Lancers is to get money down on the California Baptist to win an cover as -1 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the home team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.73 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the California Baptist Lancers at -1.
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