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College Basketball Matchup - North Dakota Sioux Utah Valley Wolverines Odds Preview

Utah Valley WolverinesNorth Dakota Sioux
March 3, 3:00 PM | Betty Engelstad Sioux Center

Utah Valley Wolverines vs North Dakota Sioux Odds

20-10TEAM RECORD14-14

College hoops betting interest focuses on the North Dakota vs Utah Valley battle Saturday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center as the Sioux look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Sioux bring a 14-14 record (1-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-10 Wolverines, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed North Dakota go 0-1 so far and the Wolverines go 0-0.

View Utah Valley vs North Dakota Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Sioux - Wolverines odds would favor the Wolverines if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Dakota is rated No. 218 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Utah Valley is at No. 118. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-68 win for the Wolverines.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Dakota's No. 184 nationally ranked offense (67.6 points per game) against a Wolverines defense that sits as the No. 135 at 65.8 PPG. The Sioux have been averaging 44.5% from the field, more than the Wolverines have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah Valley owns the country's No. 217-rated mark, allowing 71.4 points per game on the highway. North Dakota, on the other hand, rates No. 90 in scoring at home.

Utah Valley won its last outing, a 74-64 result against Texas-Pan American on February 25. The Broncs were burned for 28 points by Isiah Williams on Saturday as the Wolverines put another game in the win column, 74-64, at UCCU Center.

North Dakota won its last outing, an 86-60 result against Texas-Pan American on February 27. The battle between the Sioux and Broncs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Texas-Pan American was handed an 86-60 defeat on Monday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.