Montana State vs. Weber State - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Weber State Wildcats (19-10) at Montana State Bobcats (13-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Worthington Arena)
The Line: Montana State Bobcats +3 -- Over/Under: 151 See the Latest Odds
We have some Big Sky action on the hardwood as the Weber State Wildcats take on the Montana State Bobcats in a college basketball matchup on Saturday.
The Weber State Wildcats need to finish the year on a high note after losing 3 straight, including a 75-57 loss to Montana in their last outing. Jerrick Harding led Weber State with 19 points on 7 of 13 shooting while Brekkott Chapman added 14 points and a team-high 8 rebounds as the only other Weber State player to score in double figures in the losing effort. Harding leads Weber State in scoring with 21.3 points per game while Zach Braxton leads the Wildcats in rebounds with 7.6 rebounds per game and Dusty Baker leads Weber State in assists with 3.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Weber State is scoring 78.8 points per game on 49.7% shooting from the field while boasting the 2nd-best 3-point percentage in the country at 42.4% from the field in addition to a 77% mark from the foul line this season.
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The Montana State Bobcats also need a win to finish the regular season after losing 5 straight and 7 of their last 8 games following a 101-78 loss to Idaho State in their last outing. Tyler Hall led Montana State with 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting with a pair of threes, while Devonte Klines came 2nd with 12 points and Joe Mvuezolo Jr added 11 points with a pair of blocks. Konner Frey added 10 points on 4 of 5 shooting with a pair of threes in just 15 minutes on the floor to round out the scoring in double digits for the Bobcats in the loss. Hall leads the Bobcats in scoring with 18 points per game while Harald Frey leads Montana State in assists with 3.2 assists per game and Keljin Blevins leads Montana State in rebounding with 5.6 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Montana State is scoring 75.6 points per game on 42.5% shooting from the field, 34.9% from behind the arc and 73% from the foul line this season.
Weber State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall while the over is 34-16-1 in their last 51 conference matchups. Montana State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall while the over is 5-0-1 in their last 6 games following a loss. Weber State is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams at Montana State.
I know neither team is lighting the world on fire right now, but I’m not sure why the line is this low, even on the road for Weber State. The Wildcats have been solid ATS on the road and actually have a better record ATS on the road than Montana State has at home. Add in the success that Weber State has had ATS in this matchup, and I personally think this is one of the easier picks on Saturday’s card. Lay the bucket with the Wildcats here.