Houston Baptist Huskies vs Utah Valley Wolverines Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Houston Baptist Huskies travelling to Utah Valley Saturday to take on the Wolverines.
Supporters of the Huskies have watched them go 4-11 and 0-1 ATS on the year, while the Wolverines are at 8-10 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolverines are 1-0, while the Huskies have a 0-1 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wolverines at No. 298 and the Huskies at No. 269 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 64-61 result in favor of the Wolverines.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Utah Valley's No. 299-rated squad against Houston Baptist's No. 154-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Utah Valley rates No. 190 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 321 nationally with 4.2 per match.
Defensively, Houston Baptist features the nation's No. 187-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.9 points per game. Utah Valley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 164 nationally in scoring at home.
Houston Baptist lost its last outing, a 70-60 result against Texas-Pan American on January 8. Marcel Smith scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 70-60 to Texas-Pan American at Sharp Gym on Tuesday).
Last time out for Utah Valley, they were a 78-66 winner as they battled UMKC on the road. Alfonzo Hubbard scored 18 points leading the Wolverines to a 78-66 victory over UMKC at Municipal Auditorium on Wednesday.
Houston Baptist at Texas El Paso, Monday, January 14
Utah Valley at Texas-Pan American, Saturday, January 19