NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Thunderbirds underdogs vs Wildcats at Weber State
Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Weber State Wildcats Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Southern Utah Thunderbirds travelling to Weber State Saturday to take on the Wildcats.
Weber State will face the 10-12 Thunderbirds, who own a 12-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 9-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Thunderbirds are 9-7 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats - Thunderbirds odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Weber State is rated No. 38 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Utah is at No. 222. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 85-66 win for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Weber State's No. 19 nationally ranked offense (77.2 points per game) against a Thunderbirds defense that sits as the No. 275 at 70.7 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 50.5% from the field, more than the Thunderbirds have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Utah owns the country's No. 328-rated mark, allowing 78.4 points per game on the highway. Weber State, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.
Southern Utah was an 81-79 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Idaho State. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Southern Utah earned an 81-79 victory over Idaho State on Thursday, getting 23 points from Jackson Stevenett at Holt Arena.
Last time out for Weber State, they were an 85-64 winner as they battled Northern Colorado on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The battle between the Wildcats and Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Northern Colorado was handed an 85-64 defeat on Saturday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Portland State are 0-1
After playing Idaho State are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Weber State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Idaho State are 9-1
After playing Northern Colorado are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
A few Thunderbirds at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Utah's last 5 games on the road
Southern Utah is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Southern Utah is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Weber State
Weber State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Weber State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Utah
Weber State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Southern Utah
Weber State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Southern Utah at Portland State, Thursday, February 14
Weber State home to Idaho State, Monday, February 11