Chicago State Cougars (7-24) vs. Utah Valley Wolverines (19-11)
March 8, 2022 11:30 pm EDT
The Line: Utah Valley Wolverines -13.5 / Chicago State Cougars +13.5; Over/Under: +135
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The Chicago State Cougars and Utah Valley Wolverines meet Tuesday in the college basketball WAC Tournament at the Michelob ULTRA Arena. The Chicago State Cougars need a win after losing 11 of their last 12 games. The Utah Valley Wolverines look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Chicago State Cougars are averaging 62.6 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Brandon Betson is averaging 14.2 points and 2.4 rebounds, while Ali Abdou Dibba is averaging 13.4 points and 0.2 assists. Jahsean Corbett is the third double-digit scorer and Coreyoun Rushin is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Chicago State Cougars are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 65.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago State Cougars are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game.
The Utah Valley Wolverines are averaging 71.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Fardaws Aimaq is averaging 18.8 points and 1.8 assists, while Justin Harmon is averaging 11.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Connor Harding is the third double-digit scorer and Le’Tre Darthard is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Utah Valley Wolverines are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Valley Wolverines are allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.
The Cougars are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. The Wolverines are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The under is 6-0 in Cougars last 6 neutral site games. The under is 4-0 in Wolverines last 4 overall.
The Utah Valley Wolverines should be big favorites for obvious reasons, but they don’t enter this tournament playing great, and they do allow teams to hang around at times. The Chicago State Cougars are horrible offensively and don’t win games, but they do find ways to cover numbers, and they’re actually 12-5 ATS this season in non-home games. Lot of points for a tournament game. I’ll take a shot with the free buckets.