The Sacramento State Hornets and Weber State Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Dee Events Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Sacramento State Hornets Preview
The Sacramento State Hornets are averaging 68.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Zach Chappell is averaging 15.8 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Callum McRae is averaging 12 points and 9.7 rebounds. Austin Patterson is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Akol Mawein is dishing 0.9 assists. The Sacramento State Hornets are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento State Hornets are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game.
The Weber State Wildcats Preview
The Weber State Wildcats are averaging 67 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Dillon Jones is averaging 14.9 points and 10.8 rebounds, while Steven Verplancken Jr. is averaging 12.8 points and 1.1 assists. Junior Ballard is dishing 0.9 assists and Alex Tew is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Weber State Wildcats are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Weber State Wildcats are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.9 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Hornets last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
These are two below average teams, and I'm not excited to back either side, but give me Weber State at home if forced to pick. The Weber State Wildcats play their best ball at home, where they win by an average of 8.4 points and shoot 50.1 percent from the field. Weber State has also had covering success lately. It's Weber State or pass for me.