Idaho State Bengals at Utah Valley Wolverines Betting Prediction 12/19/18

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A five-game home winning streak is on the line for the Utah Valley Wolverines (8-4) when they welcome the Idaho State Bengals (4-3) to UCCU Events Center. Action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Idaho State Bengals vs. Utah Valley Wolverines Betting Odds

In their last game, the Wolverines easily got past the Westminster (UT) Griffins, 96-71, while the Bengals got blown out by the third-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs, 120-79.

Utah Valley dominated every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.2 and a turnover percentage of 9.5. For those same stats, Westminster (UT) had marks of 13.3 and 20.3, respectively. Idaho State, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.500 vs. 0.643). Jake Toolson played well for Utah Valley, recording 22 points. Idaho State, meanwhile, rallied around Brandon Boyd, who recorded 15 points and seven assists.

The Wolverines won the only contest between these two teams last year, 84-71. Utah Valley out-rebounded Idaho State. The Wolverines had more offensive rebounds (11 vs. three), defensive rebounds (27 vs. 19) and total rebounds (38 vs. 22).

Utah Valley appears to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. Dating back to last season, the Wolverines rank 50th in effective field goal percentage (0.552), while Idaho State ranks 241st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.515). Furthermore, the Bengals rank 312th in offensive rebounding percentage (23.3 percent), while the Wolverines rank fifth in defensive rebounding percentage (75.0 percent).

Idaho State vs. Utah Valley Odds Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Utah Valley, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Utah Valley ranks 77th in rebounds per game (38.1) while Idaho State ranks 119th in rebounds allowed per game (34.8).
  • The Wolverines are 49th in the country with 3.1 blocks allowed per game while the Bengals are 58th with 2.9 blocks allowed per game.
  • Utah Valley averages 15.7 assists per game, which ranks 85th in the country. Idaho State ranks 92nd in assists allowed per game (12.7).