Looking to win big? The Lumberjacks and Wolverines face off at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The Wolverines are hosting the game at UCCU Center in Orem, UT. This Western Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 137.5 points, and Utah Valley is favored to win by -4 at home vs. Stephen F. Austin.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LUMBERJACKS VS UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Valley Wolverines -4

This game will be played at UCCU Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Wolverines.
  • Not only will Utah Valley pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Stephen F. Austin?

Stephen F. Austin is coming off a 69-49 loss to Seattle, and they have lost three straight games. The Lumberjacks have gone just 4-6 over their last 10 road games, and they are 4-6 on the road this season.

Overall, Stephen F. Austin is 14-12, and they are 7-8 in Western Athletic Conference play. As the underdog, the Lumberjacks have gone just 2-6 this season.

Stephen F. Austin has struggled against the spread this season, posting a 6-18 record. On the road, their ATS mark is just 2-8. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Lumberjacks are 2-8 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Stephen F. Austin games is 13-11, and today’s line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (145.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points, and their OU record in their last 10 games is 5-5.

The Stephen F. Austin offense is coming off a game in which they scored 49 points vs. Seattle. Overall their field goal percentage was 27.8% while connecting on 3 threes. Leading Stephen F. Austin in scoring vs. Seattle was Jalil Beaubrun with his 13 points. Kyle Hayman also added 9 points for the Lumberjacks.

On the defensive side, Stephen F. Austin is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Stephen F. Austin’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.8% this season.

Can the Wolverines Please their Home Crowd?

Utah Valley enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in six of their eight games this season. They have gone 6-2 in those games, and they have a record of 13-14 on the season.

At home, the Wolverines have gone 7-4 this season, and they have won two straight games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 7-3.

Utah Valley’s ATS record this season is 14-10-1, including a mark of 6-5 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wolverines are 6-4 vs. the spread.

Utah Valley’s over/under record this season is 11-14 and the average scoring total in their games is 137 points. Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is very close to their season average OU line of 140.2. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. On the season, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

In their recent game, the Wolverines’ offense concluded with 70 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 69 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Caleb Stone-Carrawell who comes into today’s matchup averaging 11.7. Drake Allen also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.1.

Coming into today’s game, the Utah Valley defense is giving up an average of 68.7 points per contest. Utah Valley’s three-point defense is currently 53rd in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.2% of their shots vs. Utah Valley.