Cal Baptist vs UT Rio Grande Valley Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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The Cal Baptist Lancers (15-14, 7-9 WAC) go up against the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (15-15, 6-11 WAC) at 10:00 PM ET on Wednesday in WAC play. The matchup airs on ESPN+.

Cal Baptist is a healthy 10-point favorite against UT Rio Grande Valley when the Lancers take the court against the Vaqueros on Wednesday. The point total for the matchup is 148.

Cal Baptist vs. UT Rio Grande Valley Odds

Point Spread for Cal Baptist vs. UT Rio Grande Valley

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with oddsmakers listing Cal Baptist as the favorite.

Cal Baptist vs. UT Rio Grande Valley Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Cal Baptist has -552 odds to pick up the win, while UT Rio Grande Valley is listed at +404 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 148 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Riverside, California
  • Arena: CBU Events Center

Cal Baptist vs. UT Rio Grande Valley Betting Trends

In Cal Baptist’s 27 games this year, it has 12 wins against the spread. The Lancers have been chosen as favorites in 17 games this year and have walked away with the win nine times (52.9%) in those games. Cal Baptist has hit the over in 42.3% of its opportunities this year (11 times over 26 games with a set point total).

In UT Rio Grande Valley’s 26 games this year, it has 13 wins against the spread. The Vaqueros have been the moneyline underdog 21 total times this season. They’ve gone 8-13 in those games. UT Rio Grande Valley’s games this year have gone over the total in 15 of 26 opportunities (57.7%).

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Cal Baptist vs. UT Rio Grande Valley Key Players to Watch

Cal Baptist

Hunter Goodrick is tops on the Lancers at 6.8 rebounds per game, while also putting up 1.9 assists and 9.1 points. Riley Battin is averaging 9.4 points, 1.3 assists and 5.7 rebounds per contest. Joe Quintana is averaging 8.5 points, 1.6 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game.

UT Rio Grande Valley

Justin Johnson is the Vaqueros’ top scorer (20.9 points per game) and assist man (3), and puts up 5.3 rebounds. Will Johnston is No. 1 on the Vaqueros in assists (3.7 per game), and averages 14.9 points and 2.3 rebounds. He also puts up 0.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Daylen Williams paces the Vaqueros in rebounding (6.3 per game), and posts 6.2 points and 2.8 assists. He also delivers 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. The Vaqueros get 8.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game from Dima Zdor.

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What you need to know about the Cal Baptist Lancers

Cal Baptist and its WAC opponents have combined to go over the point total seven out of 15 times this season. On offense, the Lancers are scoring 69.4 points per game (238th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing 64.8 points per contest at the other end of the court (39th-ranked). With 34 rebounds per game, Cal Baptist is 58th in the nation. It surrenders 30.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks 160th in college basketball.

The Lancers post 75.3 points per game when playing at home, compared to 62.4 points per game away from home, a difference of 12.9 points per contest. With 8.3 threes per game, Cal Baptist ranks 74th in the country. It has a 33% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 251st in college basketball. The Lancers are top-25 this season in three-pointers allowed, currently 20th-best in college basketball with 5.7 treys allowed per game. Meanwhile, they rank 37th with a 31% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.

The Lancers have a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 4-6 overall in their last 10 games. Cal Baptist has gone over the total in five of its last 10 games. Cal Baptist’s offense has been better over its last 10 games, scoring 72.5 points per contest compared to the 69.4 it has averaged this season. Cal Baptist’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (65.3) is 0.5 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (64.8).

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What you need to know about the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros

UT Rio Grande Valley and its opponents have combined to go over the point total seven out of 16 times this year in WAC action. Offensively the Vaqueros are the 26th-ranked squad in the nation (79.3 points per game). On defense they are ninth-worst (78 points allowed per game). UT Rio Grande Valley grabs 34.4 rebounds per game and concede 29.9 boards, ranking 44th and 108th, respectively, in the country.

At home, the Vaqueros average 84.5 points per game. On the road, they average 71.4. UT Rio Grande Valley makes 6.9 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 239th and 187th, respectively, in college basketball. The Vaqueros give up 7.5 3-pointers per game and concede 32.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 215th and 120th, respectively, in the nation.

The Vaqueros have gone 4-6 over their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. Four of UT Rio Grande Valley’s last 10 games have gone over the total. While UT Rio Grande Valley is scoring 79.3 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that over its previous 10 games, producing 76.3 points per contest. The Vaqueros have fared better defensively over their past 10 games, surrendering 74.3 points per contest, 3.7 fewer points than their season average of 78 allowed.

Cal Baptist vs. UT Rio Grande Valley Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Cal Baptist, and we project that UT Rio Grande Valley will cover the spread (Cal Baptist -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 148 points.

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How to bet Cal Baptist vs. UT Rio Grande Valley

You can bet on Cal Baptist vs. UT Rio Grande Valley at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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