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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Wildcats underdogs vs Cougars at BYU

Weber State WildcatsBYU Cougars
30-7November 08, 2013, 09:00 | Marriott Center24-12

BYU looks to cover the Cougars-Wildcats pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 24-12 mark when they host Weber State in college basketball wagering action.

Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 30-7 and 19-14-1 ATS on the year, while the Cougars are at 24-12 and 16-18-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 12-16-2, while the Wildcats have a 16-16 mark.

View Weber State Wildcats vs BYU Cougars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with BYU in this one found them as -10-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Cougars - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. BYU is rated No. 56 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Weber State is at No. 4.

Last time out for Weber State, they were a 77-74 loser as they battled East Carolina at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. Weber State got 19 points from Scott Bamforth but lost anyway, 77-74, to East Carolina on Tuesday at Dee Events Center.

Last time out for BYU, they were a 76-70 loser as they battled Baylor on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. BYU got 25 points from Tyler Haws on the way to a 76-70 loss against Baylor on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features BYU's No. 9-ranked scoring average of 77.14 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 32 and allowing 61.49 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 45.68% to date this season, less than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (50.59% per game).

A few Wildcats at Cougars trends to consider:
Weber State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Weber State is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
Weber State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Weber State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
BYU is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games
BYU is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
BYU is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
BYU is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Weber State at Colorado State, Saturday, November 16th
BYU at Stanford, Monday, November 11th