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    The No. 3 seed Southern Utah Thunderbirds (20-11, 12-6 WAC) are 4-point favorites in the WAC Tournament against the No. 11 seed Utah Tech Trailblazers (14-18, 5-13 WAC) on Thursday at Orleans Arena. The matchup begins at 11:30 PM and airs on ESPN+, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Thunderbirds vs. Trailblazers?

    • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 11:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Paradise, Nevada
    • Arena: Orleans Arena

    Betting Lines for Thunderbirds vs. Trailblazers

    Southern Utah vs Utah Tech Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Southern Utah -4 151

    Southern Utah Betting Stats & Information

    • Southern Utah has won 12 of 16 games when listed as the moneyline favorite this season (75%).
    • When they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -179 or shorter, the Thunderbirds have a record of 10-1 (90.9% winning percentage).
    • The Thunderbirds have a 15-10-2 record against the spread this season.
    • The Trailblazers have a 7-6-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 4 points or more this season.
    • Southern Utah’s average total in outings this season has been 156.6, 5.6 points higher than the over/under in this particular game.

    Utah Tech Betting Stats & Info

    • Utah Tech has entered the game as underdogs 19 times this season and won four, or 21.1%, of those games.
    • The Trailblazers have entered 13 games this season as the underdog by +152 or more and is 1-12 in those contests.
    • So far this year, the Trailblazers have put together a 17-11-1 record against the spread.
    • In games this year in which they were an underdog by 4 points or more, the Trailblazers have a 7-6-1 record against the spread.
    • The average over/under in Utah Tech’s games this year is 2.1 fewer points than the point total of 151 for this outing.

    Southern Utah vs. Utah Tech Season Stat Comparison

    Southern Utah Rank Southern Utah AVG Utah Tech AVG Utah Tech Rank
    5th 83 Points Scored 75.6 87th
    280th 73.5 Points Allowed 73.3 275th
    19th 35.7 Rebounds 31.8 178th
    92nd 9.4 Off. Rebounds 8.7 166th
    74th 8.3 3pt Made 8.6 56th
    180th 13 Assists 13 180th
    285th 13 Turnovers 14.6 346th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Southern Utah Thunderbirds Leaders

    • The Thunderbirds scoring leader is Tevian Jones, who averages 17.7 per contest to go with 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
    • Harrison Butler leads Southern Utah in rebounding, averaging 6.8 per game, while Drake Allen leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.5 in each contest.
    • Jones leads the Thunderbirds in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.4 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Utah Tech Trailblazers Leaders

    • The Trailblazers’ Cameron Gooden puts up enough points (16.3 per game) and assists (3.4 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
    • Tanner Christensen is at the top of the Utah Tech rebounding leaderboard with 7.1 rebounds per game. He also notches 9.6 points and tacks on 1.6 assists per game.
    • Gooden is the top scorer from distance for the Trailblazers, hitting 1.9 threes per game.
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