Denver Pioneers at Utah Valley Wolverines Betting Prediction

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The Utah Valley Wolverines (5-3) will be at home in the UCCU Events Center when they take on the Denver Pioneers (2-5). The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Denver Pioneers at Utah Valley Wolverines ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Wolverines won big over the Western State Mountaineers, 82-59, while the Pioneers were beaten by the Northern Colorado Bears, 88-72.

The Wolverines had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.0 vs. 10.6) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.529 vs. 0.371). Denver, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.3 (above their season average of 23.4). Conner Toolson played well for Utah Valley with 18 points. Meanwhile, Ade Murkey led the way for Denver, contributing 31 points and six rebounds.

The productive offense of Utah Valley will clash against the mid-tier defense of Denver. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Wolverines rank 68th in offensive efficiency, while the Pioneers are 245th in defensive efficiency. The Wolverines should have the advantage on that side of the ball. Furthermore, the Pioneers rank 276th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.211), while the Wolverines rank 39th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.191).

Denver Pioneers at Utah Valley Wolverines Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Utah Valley, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Denver ranks 39th in assists allowed per game (11.3) while Utah Valley ranks 245th (14.4).
  • The Wolverines rank 46th in rebounds per game (38.4) while the Pioneers rank 136th (36.2).
  • The Wolverines rank 141st in three pointers allowed per game (21.5) while the Pioneers rank 293rd (25.1).
  • Utah Valley ranks 183rd in steals per game (5.9) while Denver ranks 291st (4.5).