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Utah Valley Wolverines vs Houston Baptist Huskies Preview

Houston Baptist HuskiesUtah Valley Wolverines
Feb 23, 9:05 PM | UCCU Center

Houston Baptist Huskies vs Utah Valley Wolverines Odds

9-17TEAM RECORD18-10

The Wolverines will try to cover the spread at UCCU Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Houston Baptist Huskies in college basketball action.

This season, the Wolverines are 18-10 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Huskies are 9-17 and 2-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Utah Valley boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Houston Baptist is 2-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 118-rated Wolverines and the No. 194-ranked Huskies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-68 result in favor of the Wolverines.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Huskies is ranked No. 83 in NCAA hoops at 36.3 per game. Contrast that with Utah Valley’s No. 21 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Utah Valley is the No. 208-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Houston Baptist rates No. 247 at 5.3 per game.

Defensively, Houston Baptist features the nation's No. 345-rated defense on the road, allowing 90 points per game. Utah Valley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 101 nationally in scoring at home.

Houston Baptist won its last outing, a 75-68 result against NJIT on February 18. Houston Baptist got 21 points from Tyler Russell en route to a 75-68 victory over NJIT on Saturday at Sharp Gym.

Utah Valley won its last outing, a 70-60 result against Montana Tech on February 13. Utah Valley got 25 points and 10 rebounds from Ben Aird en route to a 70-60 victory over Montana Tech on Monday at UCCU Center.

Next up:
Houston Baptist at North Dakota, Saturday, February 25
Utah Valley home to Texas-Pan American, Saturday, February 25