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Utah Valley Wolverines visit Houston Baptist Huskies in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

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Feb 23, 8:05 PM | Sharp Gym

Utah Valley Wolverines vs Houston Baptist Huskies Odds

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The Houston Baptist Huskies will try to cover the spread at Sharp Gym on Saturday when they get a visit from the Utah Valley Wolverines in NCAA basketball action.

The Wolverines will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 0-1 ATS. Utah Valley is 1-0 on the totals; Houston Baptist is 0-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 219 and the Wolverines at No. 243 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-63 result in favor of the Wolverines.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston Baptist has the nation's No. 262-rated offensive output, at 63.8 PPG. The visiting Wolverines defense ranks No. 193 allowing on average 67.1 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 41.7% so far, less than the Wolverines marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Defensively, Utah Valley features the nation's No. 201-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. Houston Baptist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 106 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Utah Valley was a 73-43 winner at home against Pacific Union. The battle between the Wolverines and Pioneers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pacific Union was handed a 73-43 defeat on Monday at UCCU Center.

Houston Baptist was a 53-48 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Texas-Pan American. Houston Baptist earned a 53-48 victory over Texas-Pan American on Saturday, getting 12 points from Anthony Hill at UTPA Fieldhouse.

Next up:
Utah Valley at North Dakota State, Tuesday, February 26
Houston Baptist home to New Orleans, Monday, February 25