Southern Utah vs Utah Valley Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/10/23
Utah Valley Wolverines (25-7) vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds (21-11)
Game Info: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 11:00 pm (Orleans Arena)
Betting Odds: Utah Valley Wolverines -3.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Utah Valley Wolverines will play the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in the Semifinals of the WAC Tournament on Friday night at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Utah Valley Preview
The Utah Valley Wolverines are 25-7 (15-3) this season after they defeated Tarleton by a score of 72-58 in their last game. Utah Valley shot 54.2% from the field and was +11 in rebounding margin in the win. The Utah Valley Wolverines are averaging 76.6 points per game, 67.3 points against per game, 40.1 rebounds per game, and 15.9 assists per game. Le’Tre Darthard has led the Wolverines this season with 14.3 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game. Utah Valley is shooting 46.1% from the field, 74.3% on free throws, and 32.6% on three pointers this year.
Southern Utah Preview
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 21-11 (12-6) this season after they defeated Utah Tech by a score of 76-75 in their last game. Southern Utah shot 49.1% from the field and made 18 free throws in the win. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 82.8 points per game, 73.6 points against per game, 38.3 rebounds per game, and 13.1 assists per game. Tevian Jones has led the Thunderbirds this season with 17.6 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game. Southern Utah is shooting 47.1% from the field, 73.1% on free throws, and 34.6% on three pointers this year.
Southern Utah is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss. The over is 15-6-1 in Southern Utah’s last 22 neutral site games. Utah Valley is 21-6 ATS in their last 27 games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. The under is 5-1 in Utah Valley’s last 6 games.
Utah Valley finished the regular season in first place in the WAC and they have won nine of their last ten games. Southern Utah finished in third place in the WAC standings and they have won four of their last six games. These two teams split the two regular season matchups, with Utah Valley winning 90-83 and Southern Utah winning 79-67. This should be a great game and I think either team could win, so I am going to take the points with Southern Utah.