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Northern Colorado vs Weber State Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 29th Betting Odds

Bears vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Northern Colorado Bears at Weber State Wildcats
  • Where: Ogden at Dee Events Center
  • Date: Thursday, December 29th
  • Betting Odds: Northern Colorado +3.5, NCOL +143 | WEBST -179 O/U 143.0

Bears Preview:

Northern Colorado heads into this matchup having played 12 games and have an overall record sitting at 5-7. So far, the Bears have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 2-4. For the season, Northern Colorado has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 1-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bears being +3.5 point underdogs.

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Dalton Knecht comes into today’s game as the Bears’ leading scorer at 17.83 points per contest. Not only has Knecht been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Northern Colorado’s top rebounder at 8.08 boards per contest. Behind Knecht, the team has benefited from the strong play of Daylen Kountz who is second on the team in scoring at 17.75 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.2% of his shots and is adding 2.67 boards per game.

Through 12 games, Northern Colorado has been playing well on offense, averaging 78.2 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Bears’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.2% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 10.23 made 3’s per contest.

Wildcats Preview:

Through 13 games, the Weber State Wildcats have an overall record of 5-8. So far this season, Weber State has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-2. The Wildcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Weber State has been favored to win in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 0-1.

Dillon Jones comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 14.42 points per contest. Not only has Jones been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Weber State’s top rebounder at 9.08 boards per contest. Behind Jones, the team has benefited from the strong play of Steven Verplancken who is second on the team in scoring at 12.0 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.7% of his shots and is adding 1.15 boards per game.

Weber State comes into today’s matchup vs Northern Colorado, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.2 points per game. Through 13 games, they have hit 47.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 305th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Weber State Wildcats -3.5

Leading into this matchup, the Weber State Wildcats are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -3.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Wildcats’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Weber State has a field goal percentage of 47.5, good for 48th in college basketball. Although Weber State hasn’t been excellent vs the spread at home of late, 4-6, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -3.5.

 


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