The Utah Valley Wolverines (4-5) will be at home in the UCCU Events Center when they challenge the Weber State Wildcats (1-5). Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
Weber State Wildcats vs. Utah Valley Wolverines Free Preview
The Wildcats were beaten by the Northeastern Huskies in their last outing, 79-69. With 21 points on 7-for-12 shooting, Cody John led Weber State in scoring. Northeastern held the Wildcats to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.0 (below their season average of 28.5). Weber State, meanwhile, forced the Huskies into a turnover percentage of 26.5 (above their season average of 19.7).
The last time the Wolverines played, they were defeated by the Colorado State Rams, 92-61. Casdon Jardine led Utah Valley in scoring with 15 points on 5-for-10 shooting. One of Colorado State’s largest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They had 26 free throw attempts, while Utah Valley had just 10.
Second-chance opportunities could be few and far between for Utah Valley in this battle. Since last season, the Wolverines rank 273rd in offensive rebounding percentage (27.9 percent), while Weber State ranks 89th in defensive rebounding percentage (73.9 percent). Also, the Wildcats’ 42nd-ranked offense (effective field goal percentage of 0.538) will square off against the Wolverines’ 33rd-ranked defense (effective field goal percentage allowed of 0.483).
The Wolverines won the sole contest against the Wildcats last season, 75-63. Utah Valley had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (27.5 vs. 19.0). Weber State, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.250 vs. 0.106).
Weber State Wildcats vs. Utah Valley Wolverines Betting Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Utah Valley, ATS Winner – Utah Valley, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Wolverines rank second in blocks per game (3.3) while the Wildcats rank 73rd (4.1).
Utah Valley ranks 238th in steals per game (5.7) while Weber State ranks 247th (5.4).
Utah Valley averages 36.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 95th in the country. Weber State ranks 218th in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).
The Wolverines rank first in three pointers allowed per game (20.2) while the Wildcats rank 96th (20.8).
Utah Valley ranks 44th in assists allowed per game (12.8) while Weber State ranks 134th (12.5).