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Utah Valley Wolverines home to North Carolina Central Eagles in NCAA Basketball betting action

North Carolina Central EaglesUtah Valley Wolverines
Dec 22, 6:05 PM | UCCU Center

North Carolina Central Eagles vs Utah Valley Wolverines Odds

5-6TEAM RECORD6-7

A key college battle sees the visiting North Carolina Central Eagles travelling to Utah Valley Saturday to take on the Wolverines.

The Wolverines sport records of 6-7 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 5-6 and 0-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Wolverines and 0-0 for the Eagles.

View North Carolina Central vs Utah Valley Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wolverines - Eagles odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Utah Valley is rated No. 305 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Carolina Central is at No. 57. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-60 win for the Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 256 in NCAA hoops at 33 per game. Contrast that with Utah Valley’s No. 301 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Utah Valley is the No. 216-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while North Carolina Central rates No. 293 at 4.6 per game.

Defensively, North Carolina Central features the nation's No. 144-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. Utah Valley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 112 nationally in scoring at home.

North Carolina Central was a 72-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Drake. Jeremy Ingram scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 72-69 to Drake at Knapp Center on Wednesday).

Utah Valley was a 67-64 winner in its last match at home against Troy. Ben Aird scored 18 points leading the Wolverines to a 67-64 victory over Troy at UCCU Center on Wednesday.

Next up:
North Carolina Central at Marquette, Saturday, December 29
Utah Valley home to Austin Peay, Friday, December 28

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