Utah Valley Wolverines vs. Fresno State Bulldogs ATS Prediction 12/29/18

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The Utah Valley Wolverines (10-4) will travel to the Save Mart Center to clash against the Fresno State Bulldogs (9-2). The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Utah Valley Wolverines vs. Fresno State Bulldogs ATS Odds

Both teams won big over their last opponent. The Bulldogs defeated the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves 91-63, while the Wolverines beat the Westminster (UT) Griffins 96-71.

Utah Valley played a perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.2 and a turnover percentage of 9.5. Westminster (UT) recorded marks of 13.3 and 20.3, respectively, for those same stats. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.344 vs. 0.169) and had a much better turnover percentage (9.9 vs. 19.3). Fresno State was lifted by Braxton Huggins, who contributed 23 points. Jake Toolson, meanwhile played well for Utah Valley, finishing with 22 points.

Deshon Taylor and Huggins have played well over the last five games for Fresno State. Taylor has averaged 0 points, while Huggins has put up 0 points a game during that span.

The high-powered offense of Fresno State (46th in the country with an offensive efficiency of 114.3) will face off against the mid-tier defense of Utah Valley (209th in the NCAA with a defensive efficiency of 102.5). The Bulldogs figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball.

Utah Valley Wolverines at Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Fresno State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Fresno State ranks 34th in assists per game (16.5) while Utah Valley ranks 150th in assists allowed per game (14.0).
  • The Wolverines rank 43rd in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Bulldogs rank 79th (3.4).
  • Utah Valley ranks 101st in rebounds per game (37.3) while Fresno State ranks 104th in rebounds allowed per game (34.4).
  • The Bulldogs rank 44th in steals per game (7.9) while the Wolverines rank 121st (5.9).
  • Fresno State ranks 57th in three pointers attempted per game (25.6) while Utah Valley ranks 127th in three pointers allowed per game (22.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Wolverines have been outscored by an average of 5.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Utah Valley has defeated opponents by an average of 5.6 points.
  • During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 78.6 points per game (3.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (1.4 above their season average).