Weber State Wildcats (6-5) at Eastern Washington Eagles (2-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 5:05 pm (Reese Court)
The Line: Eastern Washington Eagles +3 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Weber State Wildcats take the floor at the Eastern Washington Eagles in a Big Sky college basketball opener.
The Weber State Wildcats knocked off Delaware State 83-69 to snap a three game skid as a 24 point home favorite. Weber State jumped to a 12 point lead at the halfway point with a 44.8%-36.9% shooting edge and a 23-14 advantage at the stripe securing the win.
Jerrick Harding poured in a contest high 36 points for the Wildcats on 9-17 accuracy and 13-13 at the line while Brekkott Chapman added 16 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks on 4-7 from the floor and 5-6 at the stripe. Weber State received ten points and six boards from Cody John followed by an eight point, eight rebound effort by Zach Braxton.
The slumping Eastern Washington Eagles put an end to a six game slide with a 92-73 rout of sub-division Corban University. Eastern Washington led by 18 points heading to the break and traded baskets the final 20 minutes. Both teams sank shots in the 47%-48% range with the Eagles forcing 21 turnovers and totaling 16 more shots.
Cody Benzel topped the EWU offensive explosion with 23 points with the twosome of Tyler Kidd and Jesse hunt netting 14 points apiece. Austin Fadel gave the Eagles 13 points followed by Jacob Davison with eleven points.
Over is 24-7 in Weber State last 31 road games and Weber State are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall and Weber State are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. EWU are 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games overall. Road team is 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings and underdog is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
Both teams had high expectations entering the season but neither seems to be as advertised…