The Southern Utah Thunderbirds and the UT-Arlington Mavericks meet in college basketball action from the College Park Center on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Southern Utah is listed as a 5.5-point road favorite with a total for this game set at 144.5 points.
Southern Utah comes into this game with a clean injury report, while Shemar Wilson is the only name on UT-Arlington’s injury list, questionable for this game with a hip injury.
These two teams have never met on the hardwood prior to this meeting.
Southern Utah is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games against a team with a home winning percentage below .400 while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. UT-Arlington is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 games following an ATS win.
I’m leaning towards the Thunderbirds here. Not a game I’m rushing to bet and I don’t see a whole ton separating these two teams enough to feel comfortable in this game, but Southern Utah has been a lot more consistent at snagging covers, especially on the road against struggling opposition. I think this ends up as a Southern Utah win and cover so I’ll lay it and play it with Southern Utah here.