Utah Valley vs Tarleton State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/7/24

Tarleton State (22-7) vs Utah Valley (14-15)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Wisdom Gym)

Betting Odds: Tarleton State Texans -6-- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Utah Valley Wolverines and the Tarleton State Texans meet Thursday in college basketball action from Wisdom Gym. Let’s get into our Utah Valley vs. Tarleton State prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.

Utah Valley Wolverines

The Wolverines were 9-10 at the 19-game mark this year, then hit losses to Seattle U, Stephen F. Austin, Grand Canyon and Tarleton State. After wins over Abilene Christian, Cal Baptist, Southern Utah, TX-Rio Grande Valley and Stephen F. Austin, Utah Valley lost to TX-Arlington.

In the matchup versus TX-Arlington on Saturday, the Wolverines were down 38-29 by halftime. Utah Valley didn’t get any closer from there, notching a 40-36 deficit in the second for a 78-65 loss. Drake Allen was the leading scorer on the team with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists.

Tarleton State Texans

Over on the Texans’ side, their year kicked off with a 12-7 run through January 25. Since then it’s been wins over Utah Tech, Abilene Christian, Stephen F. Austin, Utah Valley, Seattle U, TX-Arlington, Grand Canyon, Cal Baptist, Utah Tech and Southern Utah in a 10-game streak.

On Saturday versus Southern Utah, the Texans got off to a 39-37 advantage in the first half. Tarleton State cruised from there on a 49-46 run and took the road victory 88-83 in the end. Jakorie Smith was the top scorer on his 22 points with six rebounds and three steals.

ANDREW’S FREE UTAH VALLEY VS TARLETON STATE PREDICTION

I’ll stay with Tarleton State in this one. The Texans weren’t exactly dominant on defense against a struggling Southern Utah team in their last outing, but they got the job done. Tarleton State hit 51.6 percent from the field with 31 rebounds and 13 team assists along the way. That makes 80 or more points in five of the last six games for the Texans.

In their last meeting, Tarleton State took a 72-61 road win over Utah Valley back on February 8. The Texans shot a solid 45 percent from the field in that one and scored 20 points off 15 Wolverines turnovers. Tarleton State should be set up well for the home rematch.

Andrew’s Pick Tarleton State Texans -6

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