Southern Utah vs. Utah Tech WAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023
The No. 3 seed Southern Utah Thunderbirds (20-11, 12-6 WAC) are favored by 5 points in the WAC Tournament against the No. 11 seed Utah Tech Trailblazers (14-18, 5-13 WAC) on Thursday at Orleans Arena, starting at 11:30 PM on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under of 152.5.
Southern Utah vs. Utah Tech Odds
- Southern Utah odds to win: -213
- Utah Tech odds to win: +175
- Spread: Southern Utah (-5)
- Total: 152.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Time: 11:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Paradise, Nevada
- Venue: Orleans Arena
Who Will Win Southern Utah vs. Utah Tech?
Southern Utah and Utah Tech Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Southern Utah is 6-3 against the spread when favored by 5 points or more this season.
When it has played as at least a 5-point underdog this year, Utah Tech is 6-5-1 against the spread.
The two teams average a combined 6.1 more points per game (158.6) than this matchup’s over/under of 152.5 points.
Southern Utah and Utah Tech have seen their opponents average a combined 5.7 fewer points per game than the over/under of 152.5 set for this game.
The average total Southern Utah has had set in matchups this season is 4.1 more points than this outing’s point total.
Trailblazers games this year have averaged an over/under of 148.9 points, 3.6 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
The Thunderbirds are 15-10-2 against the spread this season.
The Trailblazers’ ATS record is 17-11-1 this year.
Southern Utah Stats & Insights
Southern Utah has a +294 scoring differential, topping opponents by 9.5 points per game. It is putting up 83 points per game to rank fifth in college basketball and is giving up 73.5 per contest to rank 280th in college basketball.
Southern Utah ranks 20th in the nation at 35.7 rebounds per game. That’s 5.6 more than the 30.1 its opponents average.
The Thunderbirds connect on 8.3 three-pointers per game (74th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 7.6. They shoot 35% from deep while their opponents hit 33.9% from long range.
Southern Utah averages 100.3 points per 100 possessions on offense (33rd in college basketball), and allows 88.9 points per 100 possessions (110th in college basketball).
The Thunderbirds are averaging 92.8 points per game this year at home, which is 19 more points than they’re averaging in road games (73.8).
Utah Tech Stats & Insights
Utah Tech’s +76 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 2.3 points per game) is a result of putting up 75.6 points per game (88th in college basketball) while giving up 73.3 per outing (275th in college basketball).
Utah Tech grabs 31.8 rebounds per game (180th in college basketball) while allowing 29.3 per contest to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 2.5 boards per game.
Utah Tech makes 8.6 three-pointers per game (56th in college basketball) at a 37.9% rate (19th in college basketball), compared to the 7.4 per game its opponents make, at a 35.4% rate.
Utah Tech records 96.2 points per 100 possessions (117th in college basketball), while allowing 93.2 points per 100 possessions (227th in college basketball).
At home the Trailblazers are scoring 79.9 points per game, 7.6 more than they are averaging away (72.3).
Southern Utah Key Players to Watch
Tevian Jones leads the Thunderbirds in scoring, tallying 17.7 points per game to go with 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
Harrison Butler is Southern Utah’s leading rebounder, pulling down 6.8 per game, while Drake Allen is its best passer, averaging 3.5 assists in each contest.
The Thunderbirds get the most three-point shooting production out of Jones, who knocks down 2.4 threes per game.
Allen is Southern Utah’s leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while Jason Spurgin leads them in blocks with 1.6 per contest.
Utah Tech Key Players to Watch
Cameron Gooden racks up 16.3 points and adds 3.4 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Trailblazers’ leaderboards for those statistics.
Tanner Christensen’s stat line of 7.1 rebounds, 9.6 points and 1.6 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Utah Tech rebounding leaderboard.
Gooden is the top shooter from deep for the Trailblazers, hitting 1.9 threes per game.
Utah Tech’s leader in steals is Noa Gonsalves with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Christensen with 0.7 per game.
Southern Utah vs. Utah Tech Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Utah Tech (+5)
- Pick OU:
Southern Utah 78, Utah Tech 74
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