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NCAA hoops odds preview - Weber State vs. North Dakota

Weber State WildcatsNorth Dakota Sioux
Jan 31, 8:00 PM | Betty Engelstad Sioux Center

Weber State Wildcats vs North Dakota Sioux Odds

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The North Dakota Sioux will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Weber State Wildcats at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

The Wildcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 7-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Sioux are 8-9 ATS. Weber State is 8-5 against the total, while North Dakota is 10-4 versus the number.

View Weber State vs North Dakota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Sioux in this one found them listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Wildcats was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Sioux - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Dakota is rated No. 286 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Weber State is at No. 48. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-67 win for the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Dakota's No. 191-ranked offense, averaging 67 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 85 at 62.4 PPG. The Sioux field goal percentage has averaged 41.3% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.2% per game.

Defensively, Weber State features the nation's No. 112-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.6 points per game. North Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 137 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Weber State was a 76-74 loser on the road against Montana. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Wildcats got 17 points from Frank Otis, but it was Montana that prevailed in a 76-74 final on Saturday at Dahlberg Arena.

North Dakota was an 81-79 winner in its last match on the road against Northern Arizona. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Sioux got a terrific 26-point effort from Troy Huff as North Dakota defeated Northern Arizonan 81-79 on Saturday at Walkup Skydome.

Weber State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-3
Before playing Northern Colorado are 6-4
After playing Montana are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 0-2
Before playing Idaho State are 3-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Wildcats at Sioux trends to consider:
Weber State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Weber State is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
North Dakota is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
North Dakota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Dakota's last 6 games

Next up:
Weber State at Northern Colorado, Saturday, February 2
North Dakota home to Idaho State, Saturday, February 2