The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (6-2) will be at home in Stan Sheriff Center when they take on the Utah Valley Wolverines (7-4). Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
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In the Wolverines last outing, they had no trouble getting past the Bethesda Flames, 106-44. With 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Conner Toolson had a solid outing for Utah Valley. Utah Valley played a perfect game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 48.6 (above their season average of 36.9) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.636 (above their season average of 0.545). For those same stats, Bethesda was 8.3 and 0.306, respectively.
The Rainbow Warriors will look to keep it rolling after blowing out the Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans in their last matchup, 82-64. Hawaii was led by Sheriff Drammeh, who put up 12 points. Hawaii dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 37.1 (above their season average of 27.6) and a turnover percentage of 12.5 (better than their season average of 17.8). For those same stats, Hawaii-Hilo recorded marks of 20.0 and 19.6, respectively.
Hawaii might have difficulty scoring as they face off against one of the NCAA’s best defenses. Dating back to last season, Utah Valley ranks 77th in defensive efficiency while the Rainbow Warriors rank 275th in offensive efficiency.
Brandon Randolph has been playing at a high level over the last five games for Utah Valley, averaging 13.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
Utah Valley Wolverines at Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Utah Valley, ATS Winner – Utah Valley, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Wolverines rank 123rd in steals per game (6.2) while the Rainbow Warriors rank 140th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
- Utah Valley averages 3.8 blocks per game, which ranks 78th in the NCAA. Hawaii ranks 79th in blocks allowed per game (3.1).
- Utah Valley ranks 29th in rebounds per game (40.3) while Hawaii ranks 227th (33.3).
- The Rainbow Warriors rank 18th in assists allowed per game (10.6) while the Wolverines rank 148th (14.0).
- Utah Valley ranks 43rd in three pointers attempted per game (25.8) while Hawaii ranks 150th (21.6).