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Utah State vs. Weber State - 11/8/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Utah State vs. Weber State
Date & Time Friday November 8, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
Logan, UT
The Line
Utah State Aggies -17.0 . Total 151.0
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The Weber State Wildcats open the season at the 17th ranked Utah State Aggies.  The Wildcats finished last season (18-15).  The Aggies (1-0) opened the season with a win over Montana State, 81-73.  

The Wildcats have the preseason player of the year, Jerrick Harding.  Harding averaged 21.4 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest.  The Wildcats have three returning starters.  The two starters that are gone, averaged 22 points combined last year.  The Wildcats have 5 newcomers on the team. 

Sam Merrill guided the Aggies offense in the win over Montana State.  Merrill shot 5 of 14 from the floor, an incredible 17 of 18 from the foul line, totaling 28 points.  Jubrile Belo added 12 points and 9 rebounds.  The Aggies shot 37% from the floor and allowed Montana State to shoot at a higher clip, 42%.  The game was close all the way to the end, neither team led by more then 8 points.  Utah State made 35 free throws compared to Montana State's 16. 

Recent Betting Trends:

Wildcats are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games.

The under is 35-17 in Wildcats last 52 road games.

Aggies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Sky.

Aggies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.

The under is 4-1 in Aggies last 5 non-conference games.

Utah State has controlled the series, winning 7 of the last 10 meetings.  Weber State is 6-4 ATS in those 10 meetings.  The Aggies have one of the best players in the country in Sam Merrill.  Weber State has the player of the year in Jerrick Harding.  It should be a fun matchup between the two.  The Aggies struggled against Montana State and never pulled away.  The Wildcats are better then Montana State.  The Wildcats are able to cover here, thanks to the talented Jerrick Harding.  Final score prediction, Utah State will win but Weber State will cover, 85-76.  

Pick:
WEB +17.0
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