The Saint Mary’s Gaels (1-0) and their outstanding offense welcome the Utah Valley Wolverines (1-1) and their tremendous defense. The game begins at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
Utah Valley Wolverines at Saint Mary’s Gaels ATS Odds
In their last matchup, the Gaels had no trouble getting past the McNeese State Cowboys, 87-65, while the Wolverines lost to the BYU Cougars, 75-65.
Saint Mary’s played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 7.1 and a free throw rate of 0.167. McNeese State was 16.8 and 0.119, respectively, for those same stats. Utah Valley, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.6 vs. 23.1). Malik Fitts led the way for Saint Mary’s, contributing 19 points and 12 rebounds. Baylee Steele played a key role for Utah Valley with two points and 19 rebounds.
This matchup pits one of the nation’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses as Saint Mary’s ranks third in offensive efficiency and Utah Valley is 31st in defensive efficiency since last season. Furthermore, the Wolverines, who rank 60th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.274), will face a difficult challenge against the Gaels, who rank 15th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.176).
Utah Valley vs. Saint Mary’s Odds Pick
Pick: SU Winner – Saint Mary’s, ATS Winner – Saint Mary’s, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
- Saint Mary’s ranks 50th in assists per game (15.5) while Utah Valley ranks 250th in assists allowed per game (14.7).
- The Gaels rank 10th in three pointers allowed per game (17.1) while the Wolverines rank 136th (21.3).
- The Wolverines rank 49th in rebounds per game (38.4) while the Gaels rank 246th (33.7).
- Saint Mary’s ranks 55th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while Utah Valley ranks 245th (7.3).