Betting on today’s Mavericks and Trailblazers game? Catch the action at Burns Arena in St. George, UT, as the Trailblazers hosts this showdown at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. In this Western Athletic matchup, UT Arlington is favored by -5 vs. Utah Tech. The over/under for the game is 148.5 points.
UT ARLINGTON MAVERICKS VS UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Utah Tech Trailblazers +5
This game will be played at Burns Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-72 in favor of the Mavericks.
- Even though we have UT Arlington winning straight-up, we like Utah Tech at +5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 147 points.
Can The Mavericks Secure a Win at St. George?
UT Arlington has been the favorite in nine of their 21 games this season, going 7-2 in those games. On the road, the Mavericks are just 2-9 compared to 6-2 at home.
In their last 10 games away from home, UT Arlington has gone 2-8, and they are 1-4 in their last five road contests. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -11.7 points per game.
When looking at UT Arlington’s ATS record this season, they have gone 13-6 overall. On the road, the Mavericks have a mark of 7-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, UT Arlington has an ATS record of 8-2.
Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in UT Arlington’s games this season (145.5). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points and their OU record this season is 12-7.
The UT Arlington offense is coming off a game where they scored 76 points against Southern Utah. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.9% and connected on 12 threes. Shemar Wilson is leading the team in scoring at 11.9 points per contest. Dajuan Gordon has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.6 going into the game.
At this time, the Mavericks’ defense is positioned 215th in the country, permitting 73.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UT Arlington’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.2% this season.
Will the Trailblazers Win at Home?
Utah Tech will be the underdog in this one, as they have been in 14 of their 21 games this season. Their record as the underdog is 3-11, compared to 4-2 when they have been favored.
At home this season, the Trailblazers are 4-3, and they have won their last two games at home. Overall, they are 8-13, including a 4-7 record in non-conference games.
As the underdog this season, Utah Tech has gone 5-9 against the spread. Their overall ATS record is 9-11. However, when looking at their ATS mark at home, the Trailblazers have been solid at 5-2 this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Utah Tech is just 3-7 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 148.5 for Utah Tech’s matchup with UT Arlington is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (145.1). So far, 14 of their 20 games this year have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 146 points.
The Utah Tech offense is coming off a game where they scored 81 points against Texas-Rio Grande Valley. They posted a field goal percentage of 52.5% and connected on 10 threes. The top scorer for the Trailblazers was Aric Demings with 12 points, while Tennessee Rainwater also added 12 to the scoreboard.
Coming into the game, Utah Tech will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.1 points per game (255th). Against Texas-Rio Grande Valley in their most recent game, the Utah Tech defense gave up a total of 64 points while allowing Texas-Rio Grande Valley to hit 52% of their shots.