Austin Peay Governors take on Wolverines in NCAA basketball test
Austin Peay Governors vs Utah Valley Wolverines Odds
The Utah Valley Wolverines will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Austin Peay Governors at McKenzie Arena on Friday in NCAA hoops play.
McKenzie Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
This season, the Wolverines are 6-8 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Governors are 4-8 and 4-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Utah Valley boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Austin Peay is 1-3.
The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wolverines rated this week at No. 290 and the Governors sitting at No. 207. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-65 result in favor of the Governors.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Utah Valley has the nation's No. 212-rated offensive output, at 66 PPG. The visiting Governors defense ranks No. 303 allowing on average 74.2 PPG. The Wolverines FG% has averaged 44.9% so far, less than the Governors marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.
Defensively, Austin Peay features the nation's No. 314-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.8 points per game. Utah Valley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.
Austin Peay was an 83-57 loser in its last match on the road against Illinois State. They failed to cover the 25-point spread as underdogs. The Governors were hammered by Illinois State on Saturday, losing by an 83-57 final at Redbird Arena in college basketball betting action.
Utah Valley was a 73-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina Central. Utah Valley suffered a 73-67 loss against North Carolina Central on Saturday, getting 19 points from Alfonzo Hubbard in a losing effort at UCCU Center.
Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing SE Missouri State are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
Austin Peay at SE Missouri State, Thursday, January 3
Utah Valley home to NJIT, Saturday, January 5