Denver Pioneers (3-8) vs. Dixie State Trailblazers (4-5)
December 11, 2021 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Dixie State -5 / Over/Under: -148.5
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The Denver Pioneers and Dixie State Trailblazers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Burns Arena.
The Denver Pioneers come into this game with a 3-8 record overall but they have gone 7-2 against the spread. The over has hit in six of their nine games that have had lines on them. In the last game against New Mexico the defense really struggled giving up only 87 points and that led to the 20 point defeat. Denver on the season is averaging 66.3 points while their defense is giving up 70 points per game. Guard KJ Hunt has been the best player for Denver averaging 15.6 points while shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line. There are three different players averaging at least 11.1 points per game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Dixie State Trailblazers who sit with a 4-5 record overall and they have gone 2-4 against the spread. Dixie State has played a lot of non D1 teams and that has been each of the last three games. In the last game against St. Katherine, they were able to win 97-65. Dixie State is averaging 80 points while their defense is giving up 79.4 points per game. Forward Hunter Schofield has been the top player for Dixie State averaging 15.1 points while shooting 57.4 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from behind the three point line.
Dixie State is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games overall. The over is 5-0 in Dixie State’s last five games overall. Denver is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall. The over is 6-1 in the Pioneers’ last game as a road underdog. The over is 6-1 in the Pioneers last seven road games.
Dixie State is a good offensive team, but they have beaten up on bad teams, and that has inflated the offensive numbers. Denver’s offense hasn’t been great, and I expect points are going to be hard to come by in this game. Back the under to cash.