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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bengals underdogs vs Wildcats at Weber State

Idaho State BengalsWeber State Wildcats
6-8January 20, 2014, 09:00 | Dee Events Center7-6



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Dee Events Center Monday as host Weber State looks to handle the Idaho State Bengals in NCAA hoops action.

The Wildcats bring a 7-6 record (4-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-8 Bengals, who are 6-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Weber State go 3-7 so far and the Bengals go 5-4.

View Idaho State Bengals vs Weber State Wildcats Odds and Stats.

The Wildcats were listed as -10.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 193 and the Bengals sitting at No. 220.

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Last time out for Idaho State, they were a 60-45 winner as they battled Southern Utah at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 18-point favorite. Idaho State got 17 points from Andre Hatchett en route to a 60-45 victory over Southern Utah on Thursday at Holt Arena.

Weber State was a 65-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Utah. They failed to cover the 23.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got a terrific 25-point effort from Davion Berry as Weber State defeated Southern Utah 65-59 on Saturday at Dee Events Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Weber State's No. 161 nationally ranked offense (71.08 points per game) against a Bengals defense that sits as the No. 161 at 70.79 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 46.15% from the field, less than the Bengals have managed so far this season (46.51% on average).

A few Bengals at Wildcats trends to consider:
Idaho State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Idaho State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Idaho State is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Weber State
Weber State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Weber State's last 5 games
Weber State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Weber State is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Idaho State


Next up:
Idaho State home to Montana, Thursday, January 23rd
Weber State at Montana State, Thursday, January 23rd

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