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Weber State vs Idaho State 1/7/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Idaho State Bengals (5-10) vs. Weber State Wildcats (7-8)
January 7, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Weber State Wildcats -8 / Idaho State Bengals +8; Over/Under: +134
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The Idaho State Bengals and Weber State Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Dee Events Center. The Idaho State Bengals look for their sixth win. The Weber State Wildcats look to get back to a .500 record.

The Idaho State Bengals are averaging 68.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Brock Mackenzie is averaging 13.6 points and 1.3 assists, while Miguel Tomley is averaging 13.5 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jared Rodriguez is the third double-digit scorer and Kolby Lee is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Idaho State Bengals are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho State Bengals are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game.

The Weber State Wildcats are averaging 66.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Dillon Jones is averaging 14.4 points and 9.1 rebounds, while Steven Verplancken Jr. is averaging 12 points and 1.2 assists. Junior Ballard is dishing 1 assist and Alex Tew is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Weber State Wildcats are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Weber State Wildcats are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.7 rebounds per game.

The Bengals are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 22-8 in Bengals last 30 overall. The under is 5-2 in Wildcats last 7 overall. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Neither of these teams are good, but the Weber State Wildcats are playing the better ball entering this contest, and they’re at home, where they win by an average of 10.6 points and shoot 51.1 percent from the field. The Idaho State Bengals don’t do much of anything well, and they shoot under 40 percent from the field on the road. Give me Weber State.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Weber State Wildcats -8

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