Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Wolverines and Mavericks. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Mavericks at College Park Center in Arlington, TX. Get ready to place your bets! This Western Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 142.5 points, and the Mavericks are favored to win at home vs. the Wolverines.
UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES VS UT ARLINGTON MAVERICKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UT Arlington Mavericks -1.5
This game will be played at College Park Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.
WHY BET THE UT ARLINGTON MAVERICKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Mavericks.
- Not only will UT Arlington pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.
Can the Wolverines Lock in a Road Win?
Utah Valley enters this game as a 1.5-point underdog, and they have an overall record of 8-7. So far, they have gone 3-1 in Western Athletic Conference play.
After their win over Southern Utah, the Wolverines have now won two games in a row. On the road this season, they have gone 2-5, and their average scoring margin is -8.6 points per game.
As the underdog this season, Utah Valley has a record of 6-5 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 8-5. On the road, the Wolverines have gone 4-3 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 road ATS record is 7-3.
Utah Valley’s over/under record this season is 5-8 and today’s line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (138.7). So far, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points.
In their recent matchup, the Utah Valley offense ended with 80 points against Southern Utah. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.9% and made 2 threes. The team’s top scorer is Caleb Stone-Carrawell, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 12, while Tanner Toolson also carries a PPG average of 10.3 into the game.
Currently, the Wolverines’ defense holds the 98th rank in the nation, allowing 68.3 points per game. The Utah Valley defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 62 points and allowed Southern Utah to connect on 2 threes.
Can the Mavericks Secure a Win at Home?
UT Arlington has struggled recently, losing five straight games. Their overall record is 6-9, and they are 1-3 in Western Athletic Conference games. So far, they are 5-6 in non-conference games.
At home, the Mavericks have been much better, going 3-1 compared to 1-8 on the road. They have a +6.2 average scoring margin at home, and over their last ten games at home, they are 7-3.
UT Arlington has an overall ATS record of 9-4 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 3-1 and they are 5-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. As the favorite, the Mavericks have gone 7-3 vs. the spread in their last 10 games.
So far this season, the over/under record in UT Arlington games is 9-4 and today’s line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 143. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 153 points.
The UT Arlington offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. Stephen F. Austin. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.4% while connecting on 9 threes. One area that the UT Arlington offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 127th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 42%.
At this time, the Mavericks’ defense is positioned 225th in the country, permitting 74.7 points per game. UT Arlington’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Stephen F. Austin offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 92 points.