Don't Overlook this WAC Betting Total
One game that is unlikely to be bet heavily on Thursday evening is the CSU Bakersfield and Utah Valley matchup at 5:30 p.m. ET. That said, the game offers bettors plenty of value.
(759) CSU Bakersfield vs. (760) Utah Valley
Thursday, March 8, 2018
TV: ESPN3, 5:30 p.m. ET
Who Oddsmakers Like: Utah Valley. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Wolverines are 10.5-point favorites to beat the Roadrunners, who also opened as 10.5-point underdogs. As for the total, it opened at 133.5 but has dropped all the way down to 130.
Who Public Bettors Like: Utah Valley. As of Thursday morning, 55% of betting tickets are on the Wolverines to cover the point spread this evening. The majority of the money wagered online is also on Utah Valley, according to Sports Insights.
Who We Like: When these two teams met back in February, the Wolverines shot 52.2 percent in a 70-47 blowout. They were also 12-of-26 from three-point range as the Roadrunners couldn't do anything to slow Utah Valley down. With the stakes of tonight's game being much greater, however, I envision the Wolverines' shooting to come down a notch. And even if Utah Valley still shoots the lights out, I don't see the Roadrunners contributing enough to the score to push this game over. In fact, the under has cashed in seven of CSU Bakersfield's last 10 conference games.
WAC TOURNAMENT MEN'S BASKETBALL PREDICTION: CSU BAKERSFIELD/UTAH VALLEY UNDER 130