The Vandals and Wildcats are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Wildcats will host the game at Dee Events Center in Ogden, UT. The over/under for this Big Sky conference contest is set at 139 points, with the Wildcats being the favored team playing at home against the Vandals.


The Pick: Idaho Vandals +14.5

This game will be played at Dee Events Center at 9:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Even though we have Weber State winning straight-up, we like Idaho at +14.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Vandals Grab a Win on the Road?

Idaho comes into this game with a record of 7-10, and they have lost four games in a row. In Big Sky play, the Vandals are just 1-3, and their record on the road is 2-5.

So far this season, Idaho has been the underdog in 12 of their 17 games, and they have gone 2-10 in those games. As the underdog, the Vandals have lost three games in a row.

As the underdog this season, Idaho’s ATS record is just 3-9, and they have gone 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three games as the underdog. On the road, the Vandals are just 2-8 ATS this year and have gone 0-5 ATS in their last five games as the underdog.

So far this season, the over/under record in Idaho games is 7-7-1. Today’s OU line is set at 139, and the average over/under line in their games this season is 140.6. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

Idaho offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 59 points against Idaho State. In that game, they made 5/18 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 41.5%. The Idaho offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 24.7 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 32% of their looks from outside this season.

At present, the Vandals’ defense is nationally ranked 114th, allowing 69.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Idaho’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.4% this season.

Do the Wildcats Stand a Chance at Home?

After losing their last game, 80-78, to Eastern Washington, Weber State’s record now stands at 11-7, and they are 2-3 in Big Sky Conference games. The Wildcats have gone 5-2 at home this season compared to 3-5 on the road.

So far, Weber State has been favored in 10 games, going 5-5 in those matchups. At home, the Wildcats have been even better, going 8-2 in their last 10 games.

As the favorite, Weber State has gone just 4-6 against the spread this season. Their ATS record at home is 4-3 and they are 1-4 ATS in their last five games as the favorite. Over their last three home games, the Wildcats are 1-2 vs. the spread.

So far this season, Weber State’s over/under record is 8-6-1. The average over/under line in their games is 136.7 and the average point total is 138.3, which means their games have gone over the over/under line by an average of 1.7 points. Today’s line of 139 is similar to the average point total in their games so far. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 144 points.

In their recent matchup, the Weber State offense ended with 78 points against Eastern Washington. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.6% and made 11 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Steven Verplancken with 16 points. Dillon Jones also added 14 points for the Wildcats.

At present, the Wildcats’ defense is nationally ranked 23rd, allowing 63.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.6 threes per game vs. Idaho. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.6%.