The Weber State Wildcats and Utah State Aggies meet Monday in college basketball action at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The Weber State Wildcats look for their fifth win. The Utah State Aggies look to remain undefeated.
The Weber State Wildcats are averaging 66.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Dillon Jones is averaging 13.9 points and 9.3 rebounds, while Steven Verplancken Jr. is averaging 12.8 points and 1.1 assists. Junior Ballard is dishing 1 assist and Alex Tew is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Weber State Wildcats are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free throw line. The Weber State Wildcats are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.5 rebounds per game.
The Utah State Aggies are averaging 88.2 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Steven Ashworth is averaging 18.4 points and 2.6 rebounds, while Taylor Funk is averaging 16.3 points and 2.3 assists. Dan Akin is the third double-digit scorer and Max Shulga is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Utah State Aggies are shooting 45.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Utah State Aggies are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.
The Wildcats are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-17 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Aggies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Wildcats last 13 overall. The over is 5-2 in Aggies last 7 overall.
The Weber State Wildcats aren't a bad team, but they have issues offensively at times, and they don't cover numbers dating back to last season. The Utah State Aggies are one of the best teams in the country through 9 games, and they win at home by an average of 19 points while shooting 51.5 percent from the field. I have no choice but to lay the chalk with the Aggies.