Who's Playing

Denver @ Utah Valley

Current Records: Denver 3-4; Utah Valley 5-1

What to Know

The Denver Pioneers and the Utah Valley Wolverines are even-steven against one another since November of 2015 (2-2), but not for long. Denver is staying on the road Saturday to face off against the Wolverines at 5 p.m. ET Nov. 27 at UCCU Events Center. Utah Valley will be strutting in after a victory while the Pioneers will be stumbling in from a defeat.

It looks like Denver got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They were just a bucket short of a win on Wednesday and fell 66-65 to the Air Force Falcons. The loss was just more heartbreak for Denver, who fell 79-75 when the teams previously met in December of 2019. A silver lining for them was the play of Michael Henn, who had 16 points along with nine rebounds.

As for Utah Valley, they can't say they have nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. They strolled past the Nicholls State Colonels with points to spare on Wednesday, taking the matchup 74-63.

The Pioneers have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 11.50 point spread they are up against. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.

Denver's loss took them down to 3-4 while Utah Valley's win pulled them up to 5-1. A win for Denver would reverse both their bad luck and Utah Valley's good luck. We'll see if Denver manages to pull off that tough task or if Utah Valley keeps their momentum going instead.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: UCCU Events Center -- Orem, Utah
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Wolverines are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Pioneers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wolverines as a 12.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -104

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Series History

Utah Valley and Denver both have two wins in their last four games.

  • Nov 09, 2019 - Denver 74 vs. Utah Valley 62
  • Dec 01, 2018 - Utah Valley 98 vs. Denver 75
  • Nov 23, 2016 - Utah Valley 88 vs. Denver 85
  • Nov 18, 2015 - Denver 75 vs. Utah Valley 62