The Idaho Vandals (7-22, 3-15 BigSky), who are currently on a five-game losing streak, will try to get back in the win column when they welcome the Weber State Wildcats (11-18, 7-11 BigSky) to Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome. Action begins at 9:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
Weber State Wildcats at Idaho Vandals ATS Preview
In the Wildcats’ last outing, they lost to the Idaho State Bengals, 78-70. With 23 points on 9-for-21 shooting, Cody John was the top scorer from either team. Idaho State did a great job of converting from the free throw line (15-17; 88.2 percent). Weber State, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 10.6 (better than their season average of 16.0).
The Vandals are trying to rebound after their 87-55 loss to the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in their last matchup. With 17 points, Trevon Allen had a good performance for Idaho. Southern Utah’s 41.7 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over Idaho, who had a rate of 20.6. The Thunderbirds’ mark was above their season average of 28.1.
Idaho may have trouble getting to the foul line in this battle. The Vandals rank 269th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.203, while Weber State ranks 21st in FTA rate allowed (0.167).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Wildcats won 69-68. The Wildcats’ turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Vandals. Weber State had a rate of 5.2, while Idaho posted a mark of 18.8. In the loss, Allen led all scorers with 23 points.
Weber State Wildcats at Idaho Vandals Odds Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Idaho, ATS Winner – Idaho, O/U – Over
Idaho ranks 234th in rebounds per game (33.9) while Weber State ranks 290th (31.7).
The Vandals’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 25.0, up from 8.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 67.0 points per game (3.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.4 points per game (5.8 above their season average).