Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Redhawks and Trailblazers. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Trailblazers at Burns Arena in St. George, UT. Get ready to place your bets! Seattle come into this Western Athletic conference matchup as the -6 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 142.5 points.

SEATTLE REDHAWKS VS UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Tech Trailblazers +6

This game will be played at Burns Arena at 9:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-73 in favor of the Redhawks.
  • Even though we have Seattle winning straight-up, we like Utah Tech at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.

Will the Redhawks Defense Show Up in St. George?

Seattle has been a much better team at home this season, but they have a losing record on the road. They are 3-7 on the road, compared to 11-3 at home.

Coming into today’s game, Seattle has won two games in a row on the road. Over their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 3-7.

As the favorite this season, Seattle has gone just 7-9 vs. the spread, but their ATS mark improves to 14-10 overall. On the road, the Redhawks are 7-3 vs. the spread this year, and they have gone 3-0 ATS in their last three road games. Over their last 10 road games, Seattle is 7-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Seattle is 11-13. So far, their games have averaged 142.6 points compared to an average over/under line of 140.4. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is similar to the average scoring total in their games over their last three games (143 points).

Coming off their recent game, the Seattle offense tallied 78 points in a matchup against Southern Utah. Their field goal percentage for the game was 48.3%, and they made 11 threes. Offensively, the Redhawks have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 235th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 201st in percentage and 190th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Redhawks’ defense is ranked 80th in the country at 68.0 points per contest. Seattle will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Southern Utah to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.

Can the Trailblazers Pull the Upset at Home?

Utah Tech will look to snap their eight-game losing streak on the road, as they are 3-11 away from home this season. At home, they have gone 6-4, and they are 4-1 in their last five games at home. Overall, they are 10-15, including a 6-8 mark in Western Athletic Conference play.

As the underdog, the Trailblazers are 5-13 this season, and they have been the underdog in 18 of their 25 games. In their last game, they fell to Grand Canyon, 73-61.

Utah Tech has been a solid bet at home this season, going 7-3 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark is .500 at 12-12, but they’ve been even better as the underdog, going 8-10. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Trailblazers have an ATS record of 5-5.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Utah Tech’s games this year (145.3). Currently, their over/under record for the season is 10-14. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points and their OU record during this span is 1-2. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

Most recently, the Utah Tech offense finished with just 61 points vs. Grand Canyon. For the game, they hit 8/23 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 38.7%. Tanner Christensen led the scoring for the Trailblazers, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Unisa Turay chipped in with 14 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Utah Tech defense is giving up an average of 76.2 points per contest. So far, the Utah Tech defense is giving up an average of 9.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 15.1 times per game (711st).