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Weber State vs. Montana State - 2/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Montana State at Weber State
Date & Time Saturday February 16, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Dee Events Center
Ogden, UT
The Line
Weber State Wildcats -7 -- Over/Under: 159.5
TV Channel
PLUTO
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NCAA BB | Montana State at Weber State
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The Montana State Bobcats will travel to the Dee Events Center to take on the Weber State Wildcats this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The Montana State Bobcats won their 4th straight game and improved to 12-12 (9-5 Big Sky) on the season after defeating the Idaho State Bengals, 84-76, this past Thursday. Montana State trailed by a 40-38 margin at halftime, however, was solid offensively in the 2nd half and was able to pull away for the victory after taking a 76-67 lead with 4:10 left in regulation. Montana State shot 46.0% from the field and 43.3% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Bobcats was Harald Frey who had 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists.

On the season, Montana State is averaging 77.4 ppg on 45.2% shooting from the field. The Bobcats are averaging 8.9 three-pointers per game on 36.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Montana State has been led by Tyler Hall (19.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.1 spg), Harald Frey (15.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.2 spg), Keljin Blevins (11.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Devin Kirby (8.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg).

Defensively, Montana State is allowing their opponents to average 79.1 ppg on 48.5% shooting from the field. The Bobcats have a rebound margin of -0.1 and a turnover margin of 0.3.

The Weber State Wildcats dropped to 15-10 (9-5 Big Sky) on the season after being defeated by the Montana Grizzlies, 83-80, this past Thursday. Weber State struggled on both ends of the court in the 1st half and couldn’t fight all the way back after the Wildcats went into halftime trailing by a 40-24 margin. Weber State allowed Montana to shoot 47.6% from the field and was outrebounded by Montana by a 41-28 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Jerrick Harding who had 30 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.

On the season, Weber State is averaging 80.5 ppg on 47.9% shooting from the field. The Wildcats are averaging 7.2 three-pointers per game on 35.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Weber State has been led by Jerrick Harding (22.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.7 spg), Cody John (14.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.0 apg), Brekkott Chapman (12.6 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.9 bpg), and Zach Braxton (10.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg).

Defensively, Weber State is allowing their opponents to average 73.7 ppg on 42.4% shooting from the field. The Wildcats have a rebound margin of 0.7 and a turnover margin of -1.0.

The Bobcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. Big Sky opponents. The Wildcats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

Montana State has won 5 of their last 6 games and come into this game ranked 70th in scoring offense, 331st in scoring defense, and 346th in defensive FG%.

Weber State has won 6 of their last 10 games and currently rank 35th in scoring offense, 33rd in FG%, and 241st in scoring defense.

Weber State is the better team in this one however, Montana State has an explosive offense led by Tyler Hall & Harald Frey that should be able to produce agianst an below average Weber State defense. Weber State has lost 2 of their last 3 games and as Montana State’s defense has been much better as of late as they are holding their opponents to an average of just 70.0 ppg over their last 4 wins, I think Montana State does enough with the points to cover. Good Luck!

Pick:
Montana State Bobcats +7

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