Betting on 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 for this game is set at 148.5 points, and Utah Valley is favored by -13.5 vs. Texas-Rio Grande Valley in a Western Athletic conference matchup.

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.

Will the Vaqueros Defense Show Up in Orem?

After 25 games, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has a record of 6-19. In games played on the road, the Vaqueros are 1-9, while they are 3-10 at home. Heading into today’s game, Texas-Rio Grande Valley holds a 9-14 ATS record. This includes a 5-5 mark on the road vs. the spread and a 4-9 record at home.

Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s games have, on average, featured 152.9 points per game leading to an over/under record of 13-10-0. Their average over/under line is currently 151.7 points so far. The Vaqueros’ have recorded an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 166 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Texas-Rio Grande Valley offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against UT Arlington. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.9%, and they made 7 threes. Sherman Brashear was the leading scorer for the Vaqueros, putting up 15 points. In addition, Daylen Williams contributed 14 points.

Currently, the Vaqueros’ defense holds the 322nd rank in the nation, allowing 80.5 points per game. So far, the Texas-Rio Grande Valley defense is giving up an average of 9.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 14.3 times per game (706th).

Do the Wolverines Stand a Chance at Home?

After defeating Southern Utah 78-75 in their most recent game, Utah Valley’s record now stands at 12-14. The Wolverines have a 4-10 record when playing away and are 6-4 at home. As of today’s game, Utah Valley holds a 14-9-1 record against the spread. Over their last five games, they have gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

So far, Utah Valley’s games have averaged 137.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 139.9 points. In the Wolverines’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 133 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.

The Utah Valley offense is coming off a game where they scored 78 points against Southern Utah. They posted a field goal percentage of 52.2% and connected on 2 threes. Coming into the game, the Wolverines offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 28%. On average, they get up 17.5 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 14.7 made free-throws.

Currently, the Wolverines’ defense holds the 99th rank in the nation, allowing 69.0 points per game. Against Southern Utah in their most recent game, the Utah Valley defense gave up a total of 75 points while allowing Southern Utah to hit 44% of their shots.