3 Best Prop Bets for Utah Valley vs UAB NIT Tournament Game (Justin Harmon Steps Up in Orleans Arena Shootout)

Best Utah Valley vs UAB prop bets for NCAA Tournament game on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
Best Utah Valley vs UAB prop bets for NCAA Tournament game on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. / AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

The Utah Valley Wolverines and UAB Blazers are set to collide in an NIT Tournament semifinals matchup on Tuesday, March 28. FanDuel Sportsbook currently lists UAB as the 4.5-point spread favorite, along with a projected total of 151.5 points.

Here are three of the best prop bets for the Utah Valley-UAB game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Utah Valley vs UAB Prop Bets

1. Justin Harmon — Points: Over 15.5 (-122)

Justin Harmon has been a huge part as to why Utah Valley's in the NIT semifinals. The second-year guard has finished with 17-plus points in each of his three tournament games and is averaging 20.6 PPG in his last five games — nearly seven more than he's averaged all season (13.9 PPG). UAB's defense is great, but all good things must come to an end eventually. With the projected total being as high as it is, I see Harmon having another strong performance, finishing with the over on this prop in the process.

2. Eric Gaines — 1+ Threes Made (-154)

After two seasons as a bench player at LSU, Eric Gaines is thriving with the Blazers. Not only is he averaging a career-high 11.6 PPG, but he's also set a personal best with 34.0% shooting from the three-point line. Although there's no denying Utah Valley's elite defense, it did allow Cincinnati guard Landers Nolley II to sink five threes last Wednesday. In what should be a back-and-forth offensive showing, looking for Gaines to finish with at least one three-pointer tonight.

3. Trey Woodbury — Assists: Over 4.5 (+106)

Trey Woodbury's recent playmaking has been on point over the last few weeks. The Las Vegas native is averaging 7.0 assists in his last seven games, finishing with exactly seven helpers in each of Utah Valley's three NIT games thus far. Even more impressive is that Woodbury has hit the over on this prop in all but one of those contests. Considering how UAB is allowing 13.3 APG over its previous three games, I expect Woodbury to have plenty of chances to set up his teammates. After all, he'll need to if the Wolverines hope to match the Blazers' offense.

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