Utah Valley Wolverines visit Houston Baptist Huskies in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Utah Valley Wolverines vs Houston Baptist Huskies Odds
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.
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.
Utah Valley at North Dakota State, Tuesday, February 26
Houston Baptist home to New Orleans, Monday, February 25