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Southern Utah vs. Weber State - 2/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Weber State at Southern Utah
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
America First Events Center
Cedar City, Utah
The Line
The Line: Southern Utah +4.5 -- Over/Under: 155
TV Channel
Pluto
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The Weber State Wildcats and Southern Utah Thunderbirds meet Thursday in college basketball action at the America First Events Center.

The Weber State Wildcats look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Weber State Wildcats are averaging 78.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Jerrick Harding is averaging 22 points and 3.7 rebounds while Cody John is averaging 14.3 points and 1.9 assists. Brekkott Chapman is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Braxton is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Weber State Wildcats are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Weber State Wildcats are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Weber State Wildcats have won four of their last seven road games.

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 74 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 78.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Brandon Better is averaging 13.2 points and 1.3 rebounds while Cameron Oluyitan is averaging 13.2 points and 2.3 assists. Dwayne Morgan is the third double-digit scorer and Andre Adams is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have won six of their last eight home games.

The Wildcats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Sky, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Southern Utah and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 8-3 in Thunderbirds last 11 overall. The under is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 overall.

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds beat Weber State last month on the road in overtime despite being 12.5-point underdogs. The Weber State Wildcats enter this game shooting 51.1 percent from the field in their last five games and have shown the ability to win on the road. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have far less impressive numbers, but they find ways to grind out wins and are the slightly better defensive side as well. Throw in what happened in the previous meeting, and you have to see some value on the Thunderbirds and the free buckets at home.

Pick:
Southern Utah +4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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