The Utah Valley Wolverines (3-2) head to North Dakota to take on the Fighting Hawks (3-2) in a game that will likely be up-tempo. Action begins at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Utah Valley Wolverines vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks ATS Preview
The last time the Wolverines played, they easily got past the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers, 97-52. Akolda Manyang was the top scorer from either team with 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting. Utah Valley dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 50.0 (above their season average of 39.4) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.675 (above their season average of 0.506). For those same stats, Eastern Oregon was 23.4 and 0.338, respectively.
The Fighting Hawks hope to keep it rolling after blowing out the Northland LumberJacks in their last game, 79-48. With 20 points on 9-for-12 shooting, Cortez Seales was the top scorer from either team. North Dakota played a flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.4 (better than their season average of 16.1) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.534 (above their season average of 0.500). Northland put up marks of 23.3 and 0.336, respectively, for those same stats.
There could be a fair amount of transition offense in this meeting that showcases two of the nations more fast-breaking teams. North Dakota ranks 25th in possessions per game (73.7) and Utah Valley is 14th (75.2) dating back to last season.
Utah Valley Wolverines vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Utah Valley, ATS Winner – Utah Valley, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Fighting Hawks average 14.7 assists per game, which ranks 91st in the nation. The Wolverines rank 190th in assists allowed per game (13.6).
- North Dakota ranks 13th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Utah Valley ranks 60th (2.9).
- Utah Valley ranks 12th in three pointers attempted per game (26.7) while North Dakota ranks 269th (18.4).
- The Fighting Hawks rank 18th in steals per game (8.1) while the Wolverines rank 255th in steals allowed per game (7.2).
- Utah Valley averages 39.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 19th in the nation. North Dakota ranks 187th in rebounds allowed per game (35.4).