Betting on today’s Texans and Wolverines game? Catch the action at UCCU Center in Orem, UT, as the Wolverines hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 136 points, and Utah Valley is favored by -3.5 vs. Tarleton State in a Western Athletic conference matchup.
TARLETON STATE TEXANS VS UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Utah Valley Wolverines -3.5
This game will be played at UCCU Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.
WHY BET THE UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 86-62 in favor of the Wolverines.
- Not only will Utah Valley pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 136 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.
Can the Tarleton State Offense Score Enough on the Road?
Despite being the underdog, Tarleton State has a better record at home this season, going 7-2 compared to 4-5 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +6.8, while it is -8.4 on the road.
Over their last ten road games, the Texans are 5-5, and they are coming off a win over Stephen F. Austin. For the season, they have gone 15-7, including a 7-3 record in Western Athletic Conference games.
As the underdog, Tarleton State has gone 4-4 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-4, including a 2-1 mark in their last three road games. Overall, the Texans are 10-8 vs. the spread this year.
Today’s over/under line of 136 for the Tarleton State game against Utah Valley is very close to the average over/under line in their games this season (137.4). So far, their over/under record is 10-8. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points and their over/under record is 2-1 in that span. On the season, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 136.
In their most recent game, the Texans’ offense tallied 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 71.5 points per game. Leading Tarleton State in scoring vs. Stephen F. Austin was Lue Williams with his 27 points. Devon Barnes also added 20 points for the Texans.
At this time, the Texans’ defense is positioned 58th in the country, permitting 66.9 points per game. Tarleton State’s three-point defense is currently 70th in the country at 6.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.6% of their shots vs. Tarleton State.
Taking a Look at the Wolverines Chances at Home
Utah Valley will look to snap a three-game losing streak when they host Tarleton State as 3.5-point favorites. The Wolverines have struggled on the road this season, going just 2-10, but they have been solid at home, posting a 5-3 record.
Overall, Utah Valley is 9-13, including a 4-7 mark in Western Athletic Conference games. They are coming off an 86-67 loss to Grand Canyon and have gone 3-2 in their last five home games.
Utah Valley has an ATS record of 11-8-1 this season and they are 5-3 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wolverines are 8-2 ATS.
Utah Valley’s over/under record this season sits at 10-10 and the average over/under line in their games is 139.7. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 136. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.
In their previous game, the Wolverines’ offense finished with 67 points, which is right in line with their current average of 68.7 points per contest. Offensively, the Wolverines have a season long field goal percentage of 42%, which is 329th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 401st in percentage and 355th in three-pointers made.
At present, the Wolverines’ defense is nationally ranked 131st, allowing 70.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Grand Canyon, the Antelopes finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 86 points vs. Utah Valley.