The Vaqueros and Wolverines are set to face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Wolverines will host the game at UCCU Center in Orem, UT. This Western Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 148.5 points, and Utah Valley is favored to win by -13.5 at home vs. 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.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Texas-Rio Grande Valley?

Texas-Rio Grande Valley has played a total of 25 games this season and currently hold a 6-19 overall record. When playing on the road, the Vaqueros have a record of 1-9, while at home they are 3-10. As of today’s game, Texas-Rio Grande Valley holds a 9-14 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

Through 25 games, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has an over/under record of 13-10-0 with their games averaging a combined 152.9 points per game so far. When assessing the Vaqueros’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 3-0, 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. One area that the Texas-Rio Grande Valley offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 5th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 42%.

Facing Utah Valley, Texas-Rio Grande Valley aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 80.5 points allowed per game (322nd). 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%.

Will Utah Valley Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

So far this season, Utah Valley has played in 26 games and currently has a record of 12-14. When playing on the road, the Wolverines are 4-10, while they are 6-4 when playing at home. As of now, Utah Valley’s ATS record stands at 14-9-1 leading into today’s matchup. To break it down, the Wolverines are 8-5-1 on the road vs. the spread and 6-4 at home.

In 26 games, Utah Valley comes in with an over/under mark of 11-13-0, with their games averaging 137.3 points per game. 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.

Coming off their recent game, the Utah Valley offense tallied 78 points in a matchup against Southern Utah. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.2%, and they made 2 threes. Leading Utah Valley in scoring vs. Southern Utah was Drake Allen with his 18 points. Ethan Potter also added 15 points for the Wolverines.

At this time, the Wolverines’ defense is positioned 99th in the country, permitting 69.0 points per game. 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.