Utah Tech vs Southern Utah Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23

Southern Utah Thunderbirds (19-11) vs Utah Tech Trailblazers (14-18)

Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 11:00 pm (Orleans Arena)

Betting Odds: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -3.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Utah Tech Trailblazers will play the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in the Quarterfinals of the WAC Tournament on Thursday night at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Utah Tech Preview

The Utah Tech Trailblazers are 14-18 (5-13) this season after they defeated Stephen F. Austin by a score of 80-76 in overtime. Utah Tech shot 49.1% from the field and was +6 in rebounding margin in the win. The Utah Tech Trailblazers are averaging 75.6 points per game, 73.3 points against per game, 34.1 rebounds per game, and 13 assists per game. Cameron Gooden has led the Trailblazers this season with 16.3 points per game, 3.4 assists per game, and 2.6 rebounds per game. Utah Tech is shooting 45.7% from the field, 70.3% on free throws, and 37.9% on three pointers this year. 

Southern Utah Preview

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 20-11 (12-6) this season after they defeated Cal Baptist by a score of 81-71 in their last game. Southern Utah shot 53.7% from the field and made 8 three pointers in the win. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 83 points per game, 73.5 points against per game, 38.6 rebounds per game, and 13 assists per game. Tevian Jones has led the Thunderbirds this season with 17.8 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, and 1.3 assists per game. Southern Utah is shooting 47% from the field, 73.2% on free throws, and 35% on three pointers this year. 


Utah Tech is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The under is 5-1 in Southern Utah’s last 6 games following a win. Southern Utah is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record. The over is 18-7-1 in Southern Utah’s last 26 neutral site games. 


Southern Utah comes into this game after finishing third in the WAC regular season standings, they have lost two of their last three games. Utah Tech was towards the bottom of the WAC this year, but they were able to upset Stephen F. Austin in the first round of the tournament. Southern Utah is scoring 83 points per game and they are shooting 47% from the field and I think they will be too much for Utah Tech. Take Southern Utah here. 

David’s Pick Southern Utah -3.5

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