Seattle vs. Utah Valley - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Utah Valley Wolverines (11-19) at Seattle Redhawks (14-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:30 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: Seattle Redhawks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5
The Utah Valley Wolverines and the Seattle Redhawks meet in college basketball action from Orleans Arena on Thursday.
Coming into this WAC Tournament game, Utah Valley is 11-20 overall this year. After winning consecutive games over CSUB and Grand Canyon recently, Utah Valley has lost their last pair of outings to California Baptist and UMKC.
In the loss to UMKC, Utah Valley’s leading scorer was Isaiah White with 13 points and five rebounds. The only other Utah Valley player in double-figures during that 10-point loss was Jamison Overton with 12 points and eight rebounds.
Over on the Seattle side, they’re 14-15 this year. During the last five games, Seattle is just 2-3, beating Grand Canyon and CSUB while otherwise dropping to New Mexico State, UTRGV and California Baptist.
In the loss to California Baptist, Seattle’s leading scorer was Terrell Brown with 31 points, five rebounds and two assists. Morgan Means added 24 points, five assists and three rebounds there, and Riley Grigsby put up 14 points with five boards in the defeat.
Seattle is 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 7-2 ATS in thier last nine versus a team with a losing straight-up record. The over is 5-1 in Seattle’s last six overall and 7-0 in their last seven Thursday games.
Meanwhile, Utah Valley is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 after a straight-up loss and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 after an ATS loss. Utah Valley is 7-15 ATS in the last 22 overall and the over is 4-1 in their last five Thursday games.
Despite their shaky record this season, Utah Valley can score pretty well when the conditions are right. The Wolverines put up 72 versus CSUB and 92 versus Grand Canyon in their last two wins, and prior to that they’d scored 82 or more in two of three games. Still, none of that has translated much because Utah Valley has frequent defensive lapses.
As for Seattle, they’ve coughed up quite a bit of points on a regular basis lately also, but they’re scoring well enough to minimize the damage. Realistically though, all things considered here I can’t foresee a ton of scenarios that don’t feature Seattle covering.