Betting on today's Thunderbirds and Wolverines game? Catch the action at UCCU Center in Orem, UT, as the Wolverines hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. This Western Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 147.5 points, and the Wolverines are favored to win at home vs. the Thunderbirds.

SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS VS UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Southern Utah Thunderbirds +7

This game will be played at UCCU Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Thunderbirds.
  • Not only will Southern Utah pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Southern Utah Win on the Road?

Coming into today's game, Southern Utah is the underdog, getting 7 points on the road. So far, they have an overall record of 5-9 and are 1-7 on the road this season. In their last game, they lost to Grand Canyon by a score of 96-75.

Over their last 10 road games, the Thunderbirds are just 2-8. On the season, they have been favored in three games and have a record of 1-8 as the underdog.

As the underdog, Southern Utah has been an impressive 7-2 vs. the spread this season. Their road ATS mark of 7-1 is even more impressive, and over their last 10 road games, they are 8-2 vs. the spread. Additionally, the Thunderbirds have gone 3-0 ATS in their last 3 road contests.

So far this season, the over/under record for Southern Utah games is 9-3. Today's line of 147.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (144.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 158 points, which is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (153).

Coming off their recent game, the Southern Utah offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Grand Canyon. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.9%, and they made 6 threes. Leading Southern Utah in scoring vs. Grand Canyon was Parsa Fallah with his 24 points. Braden Housley also added 15 points for the Thunderbirds.

Currently, the Thunderbirds' defense holds the 267th rank in the nation, allowing 78.6 points per game. Southern Utah's three-point defense is currently 28th in the country at 5.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 47.4% of their shots vs. Southern Utah.

Do the Wolverines Have What it Takes at Home?

Utah Valley will be looking to extend their winning streak to two games after defeating California Baptist 65-58 in their last game. So far this season, the Wolverines have an overall record of 7-7 and are 3-2 at home.

As the favorite, Utah Valley has been the underdog in 11 of their 14 games. They have gone 4-7 in those games. On the season, the Wolverines have an average scoring margin of .0 points per game at home.

As the favorite, Utah Valley has been a solid bet this season, going 1-0 vs. the spread. Overall, the Wolverines have an ATS mark of 7-5. At home, their ATS record is 3-2 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, Utah Valley is 8-2 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Utah Valley games is 5-7, and today's over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (137.9). So far, 11 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today's OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 137 points.

In their previous game, the Wolverines' offense finished with 65 points, which is right in line with their current average of 67.5 points per contest. The top scorer for the Wolverines was Drake Allen with 17 points, while Trevin Dorius also chipped in with 12 points.

At present, the Wolverines' defense is nationally ranked 101st, allowing 68.7 points per game. The Utah Valley defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 58 points and allowed California Baptist to connect on 0 threes.