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Idaho Vandals vs. Weber State Wildcats - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Weber State Wildcats (5-7) at Idaho Vandals (6-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Cowan Spectrum)

The Line: Idaho Vandals -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Weber State Wildcats travel to Cowan Spectrum for Big Sky action versus the Idaho Vandals.


The Weber State Wildcats are looking for a return to prominance in the Big Sky even though their record is iffy at 5-7 and neither end of the floor is standing out with 67 points scored and allowed. The defense was a huge letdown in an 84-78 loss at Eastern Washington on Thursday in the Big Sky opener for both squads. The Eagles hit at 45.5% from the field with the Wildcats countering with 41% and staying competitive with eleven makes from long range. Weber State received 22 points from Ryan Richardson on 8-10 accuracy with 17 points, nine rebounds and seven helpers coming from Jeremy Senglin. Kyndahl Hill and Joel Bolomboy added eleven points and ten points while Richaud Gittens and Chris Golden combining for 17 points.

Idaho Vandals vs. Weber State Wildcats - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Idaho Vandals are a very high scoring offense that can score with anybody in the Big Sky at 77 points but the concern is can they stop opponents to make some noise. The answer was yes in the league opener with a dominant 77-54 rout of visiting Idaho State on Thursday as a six point favorite. The Vandals made quick work of their rivals with a 19 point lead after 20 minutes and the Bengals never recovered. Idaho State was held to just 34% from the field while Idaho hit at 46% and drilled 12-23 from beyond the arc to pull away. Connor Hill was the best player on the floor with a game high 32 points on 8-13 from distance while Sekou Wiggs added 15 points and six assists. Victor Sanders chipped in with eight points as the entire ten man rotation scored.


The Wildcats are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Vandals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games. Idaho are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. These teams have never played so trends are not very helpful so I'm just taking the points...

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Weber State +3.5

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