The Idaho State Bengals (6-20, 3-14 BigSky) will travel to Dee Events Center to challenge the Weber State Wildcats (11-17, 7-10 BigSky) in their home finale. Action starts at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, March 2, 2020.
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The Bengals lost to the Portland State Vikings in their last matchup, 89-76. Jared Stutzman had a good performance for Idaho State, recording 11 points. Portland State forced the Bengals into a turnover percentage of 27.0 (above their season average of 17.9). Idaho State, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.190 vs. 0.147).
In the Wildcats’ previous outing, they were topped by the Portland State Vikings, 89-83. With 19 points and six rebounds, Weber State’s Cody John had a solid game. Portland State had a turnover percentage of 10.8 (better than their season average of 14.9). Weber State, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.529 vs. 0.500).
There’s a decent chance that Idaho State struggles to create turnovers. Weber State ranks 79th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.6 percent), while Idaho State forces the 59th-fewest turnovers (17.3 percent).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Wildcats won 76-68. The Wildcats played a nearly flawless game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.322 and a turnover percentage of 11.4. The Bengals were 0.167 and 17.5, respectively, for those same stats. In the victory, Jerrick Harding led all scorers with 28 points.
Idaho State Bengals at Weber State Wildcats Odds Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Weber State, ATS Winner – Weber State, O/U – Under
The Wildcats rank 216th in steals per game (5.2) while the Bengals rank 239th (4.7).
Idaho State ranks 215th in assists per game (11.7) while Weber State ranks 235th (11.3).
Idaho State ranks seventh in three pointers allowed per game (15.7) while Weber State ranks 97th (20.4).
The Bengals rank 37th in rebounds allowed per game (31.8) while the Wildcats rank 120th (34.4).
Weber State ranks 32nd in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Idaho State ranks 101st (3.2).
The Wildcats’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.6, up from 1.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bengals have scored an average of 67.8 points per game (1.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.6 points per game (5.1 above their season average).