Utah Valley vs SFA Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 3, 2023

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The Utah Valley Wolverines (23-7, 14-3 WAC) will be attempting to build on a five-game home winning streak when hosting the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (19-11, 11-6 WAC) on Friday, March 3, 2023 at UCCU Center. It airs at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+.

The Wolverines are currently strong 8-point favorites over the ‘Jacks. The game’s over/under is 139.5.

Utah Valley vs. SFA Odds

Point Spread for Utah Valley vs. SFA

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with oddsmakers listing Utah Valley as the favorite.

Utah Valley vs. SFA Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Utah Valley has -378 odds to pick up the win, while SFA is listed at +298 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 139.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Orem, Utah
  • Arena: UCCU Center

Utah Valley vs. SFA Betting Trends

Utah Valley is 19-8-0 against the spread this season. The Wolverines have won in 16, or 84.2%, of the 19 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Utah Valley’s games this year have gone over the point total 14 times in 27 opportunities (51.9%).

In SFA’s 27 games this year, it has 17 wins against the spread. The ‘Jacks have gone 4-6 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 40% of those games). SFA’s games this season have gone over the point total 59.3% of the time (16 out of 27 games with a set point total).

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Utah Valley vs. SFA Key Players to Watch

Utah Valley

Aziz Bandaogo averages a team-best 10.6 rebounds per contest. He is also putting up 11.3 points and 1.2 assists, shooting 59.9% from the field. Trey Woodbury puts up a team-leading 4.2 assists per game. He is also averaging 12.7 points and 5.3 rebounds, shooting 42.9% from the field and 36.7% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game. Le’Tre Darthard is tops on the Wolverines at 14 points per game, while also putting up 1.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds. Justin Harmon is posting 13 points, 3 assists and 3.7 rebounds per contest.


Sadaidriene Hall is the ‘Jacks’ top scorer (13.1 points per game) and rebounder (6.7), and delivers 1.9 assists. AJ Cajuste is recording a team-best 4.3 assists per contest. He’s also delivering 10.1 points and 2.6 rebounds, hitting 45.2% of his shots from the field, and 38.3% from 3-point range resulting in 1 treys per contest. The ‘Jacks get 11 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Nigel Hawkins. The ‘Jacks receive 7.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Nana Antwi-Boasiako.

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What you need to know about the Utah Valley Wolverines

In Utah Valley’s 17 WAC games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total seven times. Offensively, the Wolverines are scoring 75.5 points per game (94th-ranked in college basketball). They are surrendering 67.6 points per contest at the other end (107th-ranked). Utah Valley is top-25 this season in rebounding, ranking fourth-best in college basketball with 37.5 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 329th with 33.9 rebounds allowed per contest.

The Wolverines are posting 81.8 points per game this season in home games, which is 11.7 more points than they’re averaging on the road (70.1). Utah Valley is sinking 6.4 three-pointers per game (285th-ranked in college basketball). It has a 31.8% shooting percentage (310th-ranked) from three-point land. The Wolverines rank 99th in college basketball with 6.6 threes allowed per game this season. Meanwhile, they rank 34th with a 30.9% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.

The Wolverines have a 7-3 record against the spread while going 8-2 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 games, Utah Valley has hit the over three times. On the offensive side of the ball, Utah Valley has had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over its last 10 games, scoring 72.6 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 75.5 it has put up over the course of this year. Utah Valley has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor recently, allowing 68.8 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 67.6 it has surrendered this season.

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What you need to know about the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks

So far this year, nine out of SFA’s 17 WAC games with an over/under have hit the over. Offensively the ‘Jacks are the 78th-ranked squad in the country (76.1 points per game). On defense they are 125th (68.2 points conceded per game). With 31.6 rebounds per game and 28.9 rebounds allowed, SFA is 185th and 57th in college basketball, respectively.

At home, the ‘Jacks score 78.4 points per game. Away, they score 76.9. SFA is 285th in the country in 3-pointers made (6.4 per game) and 12th-best in 3-point percentage (38.7%). Giving up 6.6 3-pointers per game and conceding 32.9% from beyond the arc, the ‘Jacks are 99th and 120th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories.

The ‘Jacks are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their last 10 games. Six of SFA’s last 10 outings have gone over the total. While SFA is averaging 76.1 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that in its past 10 games, amassing 75.9 points per contest. The ‘Jacks are surrendering 70.8 points per game in their past 10 games, which is 2.6 more points than they are allowing for the season (68.2).

Utah Valley vs. SFA Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Utah Valley, and we predict that SFA will cover the spread (Utah Valley -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 139.5 points.

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How to bet Utah Valley vs. SFA

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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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