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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Thunderbirds underdogs vs Wildcats at Southern Utah

Weber State WildcatsSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
13-7February 13, 2014, 09:00 | Centrum Arena1-20

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Southern Utah vs Weber State battle Thursday at Centrum Arena as the Thunderbirds look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 13-7 and 8-9 ATS on the year, while the Thunderbirds are at 1-20 and 9-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Thunderbirds are 7-12, while the Wildcats have a 9-8 mark.

View Weber State Wildcats vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Southern Utah sat as 14-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Thunderbirds sit at No. 340 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 37 on the same chart.

Last time out for Weber State, they were a 79-65 winner as they battled Northern Colorado at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. Weber State got 15 points from Davion Berry en route to a 79-65 victory over Northern Colorado on Saturday at Dee Events Center.

In their last action, Southern Utah was a 68-56 loser on the road against Sacramento State. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. The Thunderbirds endured a 68-56 loss at the hands of the Hornets on Monday, despite a 21-point effort from Jaren Jeffery at Colberg Court.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 128 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.6 per game. That compares with Southern Utah’s No. 252 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Southern Utah is college basketball's No. 247-ranked team at 4.38 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 86 with 6.85 per game.

A few Wildcats at Thunderbirds trends to consider:
Weber State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Weber State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Weber State's last 5 games
Weber State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Southern Utah is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Southern Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Southern Utah's last 16 games
Southern Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Weber State at Idaho State, Monday, February 17th
Southern Utah at Idaho State, Saturday, February 15th