Planning on watching today’s Vaqueros 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 line for this matchup is currently at 148.5 points, and Utah Valley is favored by -13.5 to win at home against Texas-Rio Grande Valley.

TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY VAQUEROS VS UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros +13.5

This game will be played at UCCU Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY VAQUEROS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Wolverines.
  • Even though we have Utah Valley winning straight-up, we like Texas-Rio Grande Valley at +13.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Taking a Look at the Vaqueros Chances in Orem

The Vaqueros, who are currently 6-19, suffered a loss to UT Arlington (89-70) in their most recent game. When playing away from home, the Vaqueros have a record of 1-9, while they are 3-10 when playing at home. Against the spread, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has a current record of 9-14 this season. Over their last five games, the team is 1-4 vs. the spread.

In 25 games, Texas-Rio Grande Valley comes in with an over/under mark of 13-10-0, with their games averaging 152.9 points per game. Over the course of the last five games, the Vaqueros’ games have averaged 156 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-2.

The Vaqueros’ offense wrapped up their last game with 70 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 73.5 points per contest. Offensively, the Vaqueros have a season long field goal percentage of 42%, which is 325th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 391st in percentage and 342nd in three-pointers made.

At present, the Vaqueros’ defense is nationally ranked 322nd, allowing 80.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.0 threes per game vs. Utah Valley. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.2%.

Do the Wolverines Have What it Takes at Home?

Today’s game will mark the 27th of the season for Utah Valley, who currently have a 12-14 overall record. In away games, the Wolverines have gone 4-10, while they have a 6-4 record when playing at home. Heading into today’s game, Utah Valley holds a 14-9-1 record against the spread. In their previous five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

Utah Valley comes in with an over/under record of 11-13-0 through 26 games, with their games averaging a combined 137.3 points per game so far. The Wolverines’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 128 points per game.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Utah Valley’s offense scored 78 points against Southern Utah. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.2%, and they went 4/5 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Wolverines have a season long field goal percentage of 42%, which is 305th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 397th in percentage and 358th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Utah Valley defense is giving up an average of 69.0 points per contest. Utah Valley’s three-point defense is currently 55th in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.3% of their shots vs. Utah Valley.