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    The No. 2 seed Utah Valley Wolverines (24-7, 15-3 WAC) and the No. 7 seed Tarleton State Texans (17-15, 9-9 WAC) square off in the WAC Tournament Thursday at Orleans Arena, tipping off at 9:00 PM on ESPN+. Utah Valley is favored by 6.5 points. Both teams are looking to take another step toward a conference title and an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Wolverines vs. Texans?

    • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Paradise, Nevada
    • Arena: Orleans Arena

    Betting Lines for Wolverines vs. Texans

    Utah Valley vs Tarleton State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Utah Valley -6.5 136

    Utah Valley Betting Stats & Information

    • Utah Valley has won 17 of 20 games when listed as the moneyline favorite this season (85%).
    • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -273 or shorter, the Wolverines have an 8-1 record (winning 88.9% of their games).
    • The Wolverines have a 20-8-0 record against the spread this season.
    • When they have played as at least 6.5-point underdogs this season, the Texans are 3-6 against the spread.
    • The average total Utah Valley has had in its matchups this season is 8.4 more points than this particular game’s point total.

    Tarleton State Betting Stats & Info

    • Tarleton State has won five, or 27.8%, of the 18 games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • This season, the Texans have been at least a +222 underdog on the moneyline nine times, losing each of those contests.
    • The Texans are 13-15-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Texans have a 3-6 record against the spread when an underdog by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • The average point total for Tarleton State this season is 4.1 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    Utah Valley vs. Tarleton State Season Stat Comparison

    Utah Valley Rank Utah Valley AVG Tarleton State AVG Tarleton State Rank
    61st 76.7 Points Scored 72.4 166th
    105th 67.6 Points Allowed 67.6 105th
    3rd 37.6 Rebounds 28 344th
    108th 9.2 Off. Rebounds 7.7 257th
    277th 6.5 3pt Made 4.9 353rd
    22nd 16 Assists 13 180th
    285th 13 Turnovers 11.7 157th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Utah Valley Wolverines Leaders

    • The Wolverines scoring leader is Le’Tre Darthard, who averages 14.4 per contest to go with 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
    • Aziz Bandaogo leads Utah Valley in rebounding, averaging 10.5 per game, while Trey Woodbury leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.4 in each contest.
    • Darthard leads the Wolverines in three-point shooting, making an average of two shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Tarleton State Texans Leaders

    • Lue Williams is the top scorer for the Texans with 10.8 points per game. He also adds 3.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game to his scoring output.
    • Jakorie Smith has a stat line of 3.9 rebounds, 9.5 points and 1.6 assists per game for Tarleton State to take the top rebound spot on the team. Shakur Daniel has the top spot for assists with three per game, adding 7.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per contest.
    • Williams is consistent from three-point range and leads the Texans with 1.4 made threes per game.
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