Northern Colorado vs. Weber State - 1/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Weber State Wildcats (9-6) at Northern Colorado Bears (11-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Butler-Hancock Hall)
The Line: Northern Colorado Bears -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Colorado Bears welcome Big Sky college basketball foe the Weber State Wildcats to town.
The Weber State Wildcats are looking for a return to glory of several years ago when they were the team to beat in the Big Sky. Weber State is off to a 3-1 start in the conference after routing the Southern Utah Thunderbirds 92-76 as a 10.5 home favorite. The difference here was shooting with the Wildcats holding a 56.4%-37.1% advantage.
USA TODAY Sports
The explosive Weber State offense saw Jerrick Harding pour in a game high 31 points on 12-20 from the floor followed by Zach Braxton with 22 points and 13 rebounds on 6-8 shooting including a 10-11 effort at the line. Ryan Richardson gave the Wildcats 16 points on 6-9 while Dusty Baker added eleven points, seven boards and eight assists.
Northern Colorado needs to get back on track following back to back road losses. Northern Colorado comes off of an 89-80 defeat at the Montana Grizzlies as a 7.5 point underdog where the team was done in by a 15 point deficit at the break. The Grizzlies won the shooting battle 50.9%-43.9% combined with a 28-16 advantage at the stripe.
Andre Spight tried to keep the Bears in the game with 26 points and six helpers on 8-17 from the floor including a 6-12 performance from beyond the arc. The twosome of Jordan Davis and Jonah Radebaugh gave Northern Colorado 15 points apiece while Jalen Sanders added nine points, and four assists.
Over is 11-1 in Weber State last 12 Thursday games and over is 22-6 in Weber State last 28 vs. Big Sky and over is 20-7 in Weber State last 27 road games. Northern Colorado are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall and Northern Colorado are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and over is 6-2 in Northern Colorado last 8 vs. Big Sky. Favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Weber State is at least on the same level as Northern Colorado so I’ll grab the points…