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Utah Valley vs UT Arlington Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds

Wolverines vs Mavericks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Utah Valley Wolverines at UT Arlington Mavericks
  • Where: Arlington at College Park Center
  • Date: Thursday, January 5th
  • Betting Odds: Utah Valley -7, UTAHV -319 | TXA +249 O/U 133.5

Wolverines Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs UT Arlington, the Utah Valley Wolverines will be taking the floor for the 16th time this season and have an overall record of 11-4. So far, the Wolverines have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 3-4. This season, Utah Valley has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 6-1. For today’s contest, Utah Valley have a betting line set -7 points in their favor.

Utah Valley’s leading scorer this season is Justin Harmon who is averaging 14.33 points per contest. So far, Harmon has accounted for 18.57% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.87 rebounds per game and 3.07 assists. Trey Woodbury is the second leading scorer for the Wolverines, averaging 13.27 points per game. Between him and Woodbury, they are accounting for 35.8% of the team’s scoring.

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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%.

Mavericks Preview:

The UT Arlington Mavericks head into today’s game in what will be their 16th game of the season, posting a record of 5-10. So far this season, UT Arlington has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-6. For the season, UT Arlington has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 2-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Mavericks being +7 point underdogs.

Shemar Wilson comes into today’s game as the Mavericks’ leading scorer at 10.33 points per contest. Not only has Wilson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is UT Arlington’s top rebounder at 8.27 boards per contest. Behind Wilson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Kyron Gibson who is second on the team in scoring at 9.79 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.0% of his shots and is adding 1.93 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for UT Arlington this season, as they are currently ranked 323rd in college basketball at 67.2 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Mavericks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.3%, placing them 399th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: UT Arlington Mavericks +7

Our NCAA basketball betting model has identified this game as an excellent opportunity to take the UT Arlington Mavericks to cover the spread as the +7 point betting underdogs. Throughout the game, look for both UT Arlington and Utah Valley to focus on working the ball inside, as the team’s are ranked 448th and 455th, respectively in made 3’s per game. We see this primarily benefiting the Mavericks, who have been a profitable school to bet on vs the spread at home. In UT Arlington’s last 10 games at home, they are 6-3-1 vs the spread. In this spot, we like the Mavericks to cover at home.

 


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