Weber State vs. Southern Utah - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Utah Thunderbirds (6-8) at Weber State Wildcats (8-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Dee Events Center)
The Line: Weber State Wildcats -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds and Weber State Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Dee Events Center.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 77.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 88.8 points on 51.4 percent shooting. Dwayne Morgan is averaging 21 points and 8.3 rebounds while Jadon Cohee is averaging 15.2 points and 3.9 assists. Brandon Better is the third double-digit scorer and Jamal Aytes is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.1 rebounds per game. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have lost six of their last seven road games.
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The Weber State Wildcats look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Weber State Wildcats are averaging 72 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Jerrick Harding is averaging 20.9 points and 2.2 assists while Ryan Richardson is averaging 12.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. Brekkott Chapman is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Braxton is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Weber State Wildcats are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Weber State Wildcats are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.2 rebounds per game. The Weber State Wildcats have won six of their last seven home games.
The Thunderbirds are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Sky and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 5-14 ATS in their last 19 vs. Big Sky and 9-19 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Wildcats last 9 overall and the over is 13-5 in Thunderbirds last 18 overall.
Both of these teams are better than what their record indicates, as Southern Utah would have a couple more wins if it could play a lick of defense and Weber State has been on the losing end of some tough losses as well. The bottom line is that Southern Utah is 5-2 ATS this season the road and 8-4 ATS overall. Weber State is just 4-5 ATS this season. Trends can be the deciding factor when you can't get a real feel for either team. So, give me the points.