The Sacramento State Hornets and Weber State Wildcats meet Monday in the college basketball Big Sky Quarterfinal at the Idaho Central Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Sacramento State Hornets are averaging 67.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Zach Chappell is averaging 13.5 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Callum McRae is averaging 12.8 points and 9.3 rebounds. Cameron Wilbon is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Akol Mawein is dishing 0.9 assists. The Sacramento State Hornets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento State Hornets are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.
The Weber State Wildcats are averaging 67.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Dillon Jones is averaging 16.6 points and 11 rebounds, while Steven Verplancken Jr. is averaging 13.1 points and 1.4 assists. Junior Ballard is dishing 0.9 assists and Alex Tew is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Weber State Wildcats are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Weber State Wildcats are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.4 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Wildcats are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Hornets last 10 overall. The over is 8-3 in Wildcats last 11 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Weber State Wildcats are playing some of their best ball of the season right now, and they won both meetings against Sacramento State this season. The Sacramento State Hornets lose in the underdog role by an average of 5.6 points. I expect another close game between these teams, but I'll lay the bucket with Weber State.