The Jackrabbits 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 odds for this non-conference game currently have the Wildcats as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 141.5 points.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS VS WEBER STATE WILDCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Weber State Wildcats -7
This game will be played at Dee Events Center at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.
WHY BET THE WEBER STATE WILDCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-65 in favor of the Wildcats.
- Not only will Weber State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can the Jackrabbits Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?
After their most recent game, South Dakota State has a 7-7 record. In away games, they are 3-3, while at home they are 1-4. As for their ATS performance, South Dakota State is sitting below the .500 mark with a 5-6 record. In their last five games, the team is 2-2 vs. the spread.
South Dakota State comes in with an over/under record of 6-5-0 through 14 games, with their games averaging a combined 144.2 points per game so far. When assessing the Jackrabbits’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 144 points per game.
The South Dakota State offense is coming off a game where they scored 80 points against North Dakota. They posted a field goal percentage of 54% and connected on 5 threes. In terms of offense, the Jackrabbits have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 158th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 151st in percentage and 68th in three-pointers made.
At present, the Jackrabbits’ defense is nationally ranked 133rd, allowing 70.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.4 threes per game vs. Weber State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.5%.
Do the Wildcats Have What it Takes at Home?
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits come into this game with a 9-4 overall record. In their last ten home games, Weber State has a 9-1 record, which includes games from last year. As we assess Weber State’s performance against the spread, they hold a 6-4 record entering today’s matchup. In their previous five games, the team has gone 3-1 vs. the spread.
After 13 games, Weber State has an over/under record of 4-5-1, with their games averaging a combined 133.3 points per game so far. When looking at the Wildcats’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-0, with their games averaging 144 points per game.
In their latest game, Weber State’s offense looked good, scoring 86 points against Montana State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 57.1% and made 24/35 free throws. Offensively, the Wildcats have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 129th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 50th in percentage and 109th in three-pointers made.
In the current season, the Weber State defense has excelled, sitting 9th in the nation by allowing 59.8 points per game. Against Montana State in their most recent game, the Weber State defense gave up a total of 64 points while allowing Montana State to hit 57% of their shots.