BYU vs Weber State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/23/20

BYU vs Weber State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/23/20 Photo by Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Weber State Wildcats (3-2) at BYU Cougars (8-2)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)

The Line: BYU Cougars -14 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Weber State Wildcats and BYU Cougars meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Weber State Wildcats look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Weber State Wildcats are averaging 79.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Isiah Brown is averaging 21.2 points and 4.2 rebounds while Cody Carlson is averaging 14.2 points and 0.4 assists. Zahir Porter is the third double-digit scorer and Michal Kozak is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Weber State Wildcats are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Weber State Wildcats are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game.

The BYU Cougars look for a win to build on their 8-2 record. The BYU Cougars are averaging 78.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Alex Barcello is averaging 17.4 points and 4.8 rebounds while Brandon Averette is averaging 10.6 points and 2.6 assists. Matt Haarms is the third double-digit scorer and Connor Harding is dishing two assists. The BYU Cougars are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The BYU Cougars are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game.

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The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games. The Cougars are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 home games and 21-10 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 overall. The over is 4-0 in Cougars last 4 overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Weber State Wildcats haven't had the toughest schedule in the world and I question if they have the offensive horses needed to survive this game. The BYU Cougars are on a roll, which includes a win over San Diego State, and they've covered 21 of their last 31 games. BYU is just one of those teams you blindly back until the hot streak cools off. I'm not trying to step in front of BYU in its current form.

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