Utah Valley Wolverines host Utah State Aggies in college basketball action
Utah State Aggies vs Utah Valley Wolverines Odds
The Utah Valley Wolverines host Utah State on Saturday, looking to build on their 5-6 mark against the 5-1 Aggies in college hoops action at UCCU Center.
The Wolverines currently sports a 5-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Aggies are 5-1 and 2-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wolverines produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Aggies have gone 1-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wolverines - Aggies odds would favor the Aggies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Utah Valley is rated No. 311 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Utah State is at No. 81. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-61 win for the Aggies.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Aggies is ranked No. 35 in NCAA hoops at 40.2 per game. Contrast that with Utah Valley’s No. 286 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Utah Valley is the No. 208-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Utah State rates No. 278 at 4.8 per game.
Defensively, Utah State features the nation's No. 286-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. Utah Valley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 41 nationally in scoring at home.
Utah State was an 86-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Western Oregon. Utah State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Western Oregon out of the gym and running up an 86-57 score at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Utah Valley was an 86-82 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Troy. Utah Valley got 32 points from Holton Hunsaker en route to an 86-82 victory over Troy on Saturday at Trojan Arena.
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Western Oregon are 0-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Aggies at Wolverines trends to consider:
Utah State is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Utah State home to Nicholls State, Thursday, December 20
Utah Valley home to Troy, Wednesday, December 19