Looking to win big? The Redhawks and Thunderbirds face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Thunderbirds are hosting the game at America First Events Center in Cedar City, UT. In this Western Athletic matchup, Seattle is favored by -4 vs. Southern Utah. The over/under for the game is 147.5 points.


The Pick: Southern Utah Thunderbirds +4

This game will be played at America First Events Center at 8:30 ET on Thursday, February 15th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Thunderbirds.
  • Not only will Southern Utah pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Seattle Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?

Seattle enters tonight’s game as the favorite, as they have been in 15 of their 24 games this season, going 11-4 in those contests. On the road, the Redhawks have struggled, going just 2-7 compared to their 11-3 record at home.

Over their last ten road games, Seattle has gone just 2-8, and they are coming off a loss to Tarleton State where they scored 77 points. On the season, the Redhawks have averaged -2.0 points per game on the road.

Seattle has an ATS record of 13-10 this season, including a mark of 6-3 on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Redhawks are 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last three road games, Seattle is 3-0 ATS.

Seattle’s over/under record this season sits at 11-12, and the average scoring total in their games is 142.5 points compared to an average over/under line of 140.1. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 147.5. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those games is 135 points.

The Redhawks’ offense finished with 77 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 74.6 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Cameron Tyson who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17. Alex Schumacher also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.4.

So far, the Redhawks’ defense is ranked 76th in the country at 68.0 points per contest. Against Tarleton State in their most recent game, the Seattle defense gave up a total of 82 points while allowing Tarleton State to hit 47% of their shots.

Does Southern Utah Stand a Chance at Home?

After losing their last game to Grand Canyon by a score of 94-65, Southern Utah has an overall record of 9-15 this season. They are 4-9 in Western Athletic Conference games compared to 5-6 in non-conference games.

So far, the Thunderbirds have gone 4-4 at home this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last ten games at home. Overall, they have gone 3-12 when they are the underdog.

As the underdog this season, Southern Utah has an ATS record of 11-4. At home, their ATS mark is 5-3. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Thunderbirds are 7-3 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, Southern Utah is 2-1 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Southern Utah games is 12-10 and today’s line of 147.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (148.2). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points.

Most recently, the Southern Utah offense finished with just 65 points vs. Grand Canyon. For the game, they hit 5/17 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 41.5%. In terms of offense, the Thunderbirds have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 245th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 377th in percentage and 298th in three-pointers made.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Southern Utah is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.0 points per game (275th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Southern Utah’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.4% this season.