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Idaho Vandals take on Wolverines in NCAA basketball test

Idaho VandalsUtah Valley Wolverines
10-15February 15, 2014, 09:05 | UCCU Center14-9

The Utah Valley Wolverines will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Idaho Vandals at UCCU Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Wolverines sit at 14-9 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Vandals are currently 10-15 (2-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Utah Valley is 0-0 OU, and Idaho is 2-2 OU.

View Idaho Vandals vs Utah Valley Wolverines Odds and Stats.

The Wolverines sit at No. 265 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Vandals sit at No. 127 on the same chart.

Idaho was a 76-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against CS Bakersfield. Idaho got 18 points from Stephen Madison but lost anyway, 76-67, to CS Bakersfield on Thursday at Rabobank Arena.

Utah Valley was a 71-57 loser in its last match at home against Seattle. Utah Valley suffered a 71-57 loss against Seattle on Thursday, getting 20 points from Ben Aird in a losing effort at UCCU Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Utah Valley's No. 211-ranked scoring average of 67.22 PPG, against a Vandals defense rated No. 198 and allowing 73.36 PPG. The Wolverines FG% has averaged 43.26% to date this season, more than the Vandals shooters have managed so far (43.19% per game).

A few Vandals at Wolverines trends to consider:
Idaho is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
Idaho is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Utah Valley is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Utah Valley is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Idaho home to CS Northridge, Tuesday, February 18th
Utah Valley at Chicago State, Thursday, February 20th