Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Wolverines and Broncos. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on MWN, and it’s hosted by the Broncos at ExtraMile Arena in Boise, ID. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 135.5 points, with the Broncos being the favored team playing at home against the Wolverines.

UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES VS BOISE STATE BRONCOS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Valley Wolverines +10.5

This game will be played at ExtraMile Arena at 9:00 ET on Friday, December 29th.

WHY BET THE UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Broncos.
  • Even though we have Boise State winning straight-up, we like Utah Valley at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Utah Valley?

As they prepare for their 13th game of the season, Utah Valley currently sits at 6-6. Of their six losses, four have come on the road while the other two occurred at home. Utah Valley has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 5-3. So far this season, they have gone 4-2 vs. the spread on the road and 1-1 at home.

In 12 games, Utah Valley comes in with an over/under mark of 3-5-0, with their games averaging 134.6 points per game. In the Wolverines’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 132 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.

Coming off their recent game, the Utah Valley offense tallied 62 points in a matchup against Utah. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.5%, and they made 4 threes. Caleb Stone-Carrawell is leading the team in scoring at 12.6 points per contest. Tanner Toolson has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.4 going into the game.

In the current season, the Utah Valley defense has excelled, sitting 87th in the nation by allowing 66.9 points per game. Utah Valley’s three-point defense is currently 44th in the country at 5.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.6% of their shots vs. Utah Valley.

Taking a Look at the Broncos Chances at Home

Boise State enters their 13th game of the season with an 8-4 record. When playing away, the Broncos are 1-3, and at home they are 2-1. Currently, Boise State has an ATS record of 2-5, which is below .500. In terms of road games vs. the spread, the Broncos are 1-3, while they are 1-2 at home.

So far, Boise State’s games have averaged 133.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 137.4 points. When looking at the Broncos’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 142 points per game.

Boise State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 61 points against Washington State. In that game, they made 5/20 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 35.9%. On the offensive front, the Broncos have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 334th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 335th in terms of percentage and 317th in three-pointers made.

So far this season, the Boise State defense has been performing well, ranking 70th in the country at 65.8 points allowed per contest. Against Washington State in their most recent game, the Boise State defense gave up a total of 66 points while allowing Washington State to hit 42% of their shots.