Utah Valley Wolverines vs USC Upstate Spartans Odds
The USC Upstate Spartans will be trying to slam the Utah Valley Wolverines on Friday when the teams tip off at Leavey Center in college betting action.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Leavey Center.
USC Upstate will face the 3-3 Wolverines, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Spartans are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wolverines are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Spartans, most recently No. 139 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wolverines, who rate No. 106 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-68 victory for the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and USC Upstate has the nation's No. 180-rated offensive output, at 68.6 PPG. The visiting Wolverines defense ranks No. 252 allowing on average 70.3 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 45.1% so far, less than the Wolverines marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah Valley owns the country's No. 158-rated mark, allowing 67.2 points per game on the highway. USC Upstate, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring at home.
Utah Valley lost its last outing, a 75-67 result against Santa Clara on November 21. Utah Valley suffered a 75-67 loss against Santa Clara on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Alfonzo Hubbard in a losing effort at Leavey Center.
Last time out for USC Upstate, they were a 75-70 loser as they battled Eastern Washington on the road. The Spartans endured a 75-70 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Adrian Rodgers at Leavey Center.
Utah Valley at North Carolina Central, Tuesday, November 27
USC Upstate at UNC Asheville, Thursday, November 29