BigSky foes will clash when the Weber State Wildcats (4-8, 0-1 BigSky) take on the Idaho Vandals (4-8, 0-1 BigSky) at the Dee Events Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET on Monday, December 30, 2019.
Idaho Vandals vs. Weber State Wildcats ATS Preview
The Vandals lost a close one to the Idaho State Bengals in their last matchup, 62-60. With 18 points on 8-for-18 shooting, Trevon Allen led Idaho in scoring. Idaho State did an excellent job of making free throws (13-18; 72.2 percent). Idaho, meanwhile, held the Bengals to an effective field goal percentage of 0.454 (below their season average of 0.551).
In the Wildcats’ previous game, they were beaten by the Eastern Washington Eagles, 79-77. With 11 points and 10 rebounds, Weber State’s Michal Kozak had a solid game. Eastern Washington did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (13-16; 81.3 percent). Weber State, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.540 vs. 0.516).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. The Wildcats won both matchups played against each other last season. In the most recent matchup, Weber State won 93-59. The Wildcats played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastically low turnover percentage of 5.8 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.6. The Vandals were 26.3 and 17.1, respectively, for those same stats.
Weber State could have trouble getting to the free throw line in this meeting. The Wildcats currently rank 274th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.192, while Idaho ranks 54th in FTA rate allowed (0.166). Furthermore, the Vandals, who rank 304th in offensive rebounding percentage (24.0 percent), will battle against the Wildcats, who rank 17th in defensive rebounding percentage (77.7 percent).
Idaho at Weber State Odds Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Weber State, ATS Winner – Weber State, O/U – Over
The Wildcats rank 11th in blocks allowed per game (2.1) while the Vandals rank 68th (3.0).
Weber State ranks 35th in rebounds allowed per game (31.3) while Idaho ranks 170th (35.9).
The Wildcats rank 144th in three pointers attempted per game (22.2) while the Vandals rank 260th (17.0).
Idaho ranks 131st in assists per game (13.1) while Weber State ranks 202nd in assists allowed per game (15.2).
The Wildcats’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.8, up from 2.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Vandals have scored an average of 62.6 points per game (4.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.8 points per game (3.5 above their season average).