Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Wolverines and Redhawks. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ESPNU, and it’s hosted by the Redhawks at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Western Athletic conference game currently have Seattle as the -6.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 139 points.
UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES VS SEATTLE REDHAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Seattle Redhawks -6.5
This game will be played at Climate Pledge Arena at 9:00 ET on Friday, January 26th.
WHY BET THE SEATTLE REDHAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Redhawks.
- Not only will Seattle pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.
Can the Wolverines Grab a Win on the Road?
Utah Valley has struggled on the road this season, going just 2-8 away from home. They are coming off a win against Utah Tech, which snapped a seven-game losing streak on the road. So far this year, they are 4-9 when they are the underdog.
Overall, the Wolverines are 9-10, including a 4-4 record in Western Athletic Conference play. So far this season, they have gone 5-6 in non-conference games.
As the underdog this season, Utah Valley has an ATS record of 6-6-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wolverines’ ATS mark is also 4-5-1. On the road, Utah Valley’s ATS record is 4-5-1.
So far this season, the over/under record for Utah Valley games is 8-9. On average, their games have finished with 138.2 points, while the average over/under line in their games is 139.6. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 6-4.
In their latest game, Utah Valley offense put up 84 points against Utah Tech. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 47.2% and made 7 threes. Tanner Toolson was the leading scorer for the Wolverines, putting up 26 points. In addition, Drake Allen contributed 16 points.
So far, the Wolverines’ defense is ranked 112nd in the country at 70.1 points per contest. Utah Valley’s three-point defense is currently 81st in the country at 6.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.9% of their shots vs. Utah Valley.
Are the Redhawks Ready for a Home Win?
Seattle will look to continue their strong play at home, where they have gone 9-2 this season, as they welcome Utah Valley. The Redhawks have won four straight games at home, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.
On the year, Seattle is 11-8, including a 4-3 record in Western Athletic Conference play. They have been the favorite in 12 of their 19 games, going 9-3 in those matchups.
As the favorite this season, Seattle has gone just 5-7 against the spread. However, they have a winning record of 6-5 vs. the spread at home this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Redhawks have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.
Seattle’s over/under record for the season sits at 8-9 and the average scoring total in their games is 140.6. Today’s over/under line of 139 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year. So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 163 points.
Seattle’s offense had a good outing, putting up 86 points against Grand Canyon. They achieved a 51% field goal percentage and went 24/34 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Redhawks have a season long field goal percentage of 45%, which is 206th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 275th in percentage and 216th in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Seattle defense is giving up an average of 67.5 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.4 threes per game vs. Utah Valley. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 26.2%.