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Utah Valley favored by -3.5 against CS Bakersfield on Saturday

CS Bakersfield RoadrunnersUtah Valley Wolverines
12-17March 08, 2014, 09:05 | UCCU Center18-10

CS Bakersfield travels to Utah Valley on Saturday, hoping to boost its 12-17 record with a victory over the Wolverines.

The Wolverines sit at 18-10 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Roadrunners are currently 12-17 (1-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Utah Valley is 0-0 OU, and CS Bakersfield is 1-2 OU.

View CS Bakersfield Roadrunners vs Utah Valley Wolverines Odds and Stats.

Utah Valley opened as -3.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game puts the Wolverines, most recently No. 287 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Roadrunners, who rate No. 260 in the latest survey.

CS Bakersfield was a 72-57 loser in their most recent outing at home against New Mexico State. Issiah Grayson scored 10 points in a futile effort to lead the Roadrunners to a win (they lost 72-57 to New Mexico State at Rabobank Arena on Saturday).

Utah Valley won its last outing, a 45-42 result against Texas-Pan American on March 1. Utah Valley earned a 45-42 victory over Texas-Pan American on Saturday, getting 9 points from Mitch Bruneel at UCCU Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Utah Valley has the nation's No. 209-rated offensive output, at 67.18 PPG. The visiting Roadrunners defense ranks No. 111 allowing on average 68.76 PPG. The Wolverines FG% has averaged 43.02% so far, less than the Roadrunners marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.04% per game.

A few Roadrunners at Wolverines trends to consider:
CS Bakersfield is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
CS Bakersfield is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
CS Bakersfield is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Utah Valley
Utah Valley is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Utah Valley is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Utah Valley is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing CS Bakersfield