Idaho vs. Weber State - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Idaho vs. Weber State - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Weber State Wildcats (11-18) at Idaho Vandals (7-22)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:30 pm (Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome)

The Line: Idaho Vandals +1.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5

TV: Pluto

The Weber State Wildcats and Idaho Vandals meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Cowan Spectrum.

The Weber State Wildcats need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Weber State Wildcats are averaging 70 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Jerrick Harding is averaging 22.4 points and 2.9 rebounds while Cody John is averaging 14.4 points and 1.6 assists. Michal Kozak is dishing 1.3 assists and Kham Davis is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Weber State Wildcats are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Weber State Wildcats are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Weber State Wildcats have lost three straight road games.

The Idaho Vandals need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Idaho Vandals are averaging 65.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 44 percent shooting. Trevon Allen is averaging 19.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while BJ Simmons is averaging 10.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. Scott Blakney is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Marquell Fraser is dishing 2.4 assists. The Idaho Vandals are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho Vandals are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Idaho Vandals have lost seven straight home games.

The home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Weber State Wildcats lose on the road by an average of 15.2 points while allowing 49.3 percent shooting from the field and 36 percent shooting from deep. However, the Idaho Vandals have been absolute garbage for much of the season, and they're riding a five-game losing streak where they're losing by an average of 25 points and allowing 50.2 percent shooting from the field. The Idaho Vandals are also just 3-6-2 against the spread at home. While home court matters this time of the year, Weber State is the better team and backing Idaho State in its current form isn't an option.

Randy’s Pick Weber State Wildcats -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.