Cincinnati vs Utah Valley Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/22/23

Utah Valley Wolverines (27-8) vs Cincinnati Bearcats (23-12)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 9:00 pm (UCCU Events Center)

Betting Odds: Utah Valley Wolverines +1 -- Over/Under: 151 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Bearcats will play the Utah Valley Wolverines in the Quarterfinals of the NIT on Wednesday night at the UCCU Center in Orem, Utah.

Cincinnati Preview

The Cincinnati Bearcats are 23-12 (11-7) this season after they defeated Hofstra by a score of 79-65 in their last game. Cincinnati shot 52.6% from the field and was +15 in rebounding margin in the win. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 77.4 points per game, 69.2 points against per game, 37.2 rebounds per game, and 15.7 assists per game. Landers Nolley II has led the Bearcats this season with 16.7 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, and 2.6 assists per game. Cincinnati is shooting 45% from the field, 69.7% on free throws, and 35.6% on three pointers this year. 

Utah Valley Preview

The Utah Valley Wolverines are 27-8 (15-3) this season after they defeated Colorado by a score of 81-69 in their last game. Utah Valley shot 55.9% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the win. The Utah Valley Wolverines are averaging 77.2 points per game, 68.1 points against per game, 39.9 rebounds per game, and 16.1 assists per game. Le’Tre Darthard has led the Wolverines this season with 13.9 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Utah Valley is shooting 46.3% from the field, 74% on free throws, and 32.9% on three pointers this year. 

Trends

Cincinnati is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games. The under is 4-0 in Cincinnati’s last 4 games. Utah Valley is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 21-5 ATS in their last 26 games. The under is 9-4-1 in Utah Valley’s last 14 games. 

Pick

Utah Valley comes into this game after winning 11 of their last 13 games, while Cincinnati has won six of their last eight games. Both teams are scoring 77 points per game, but Utah Valley does have the better shooting percentage from the field. Utah Valley has scored at least 81 points in four of their last five games and I think the home court advantage will be enough for them here. 

David’s Pick Utah Valley +1

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