Check out our free Sacramento State vs Weber State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Ogden. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Sacramento State vs Weber State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Hornets vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Sacramento State Hornets at Weber State Wildcats
- Where: Ogden at Dee Events Center
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Sacramento State +4, SACST +155 | WEBST -192 O/U 128.5
The Sacramento State Hornets head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 11-8. On the road, the Hornets will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 4-7. So far, the Hornets have been the underdog 11 times, going 4-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
Sacramento State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Zach Chappell who is averaging 15.79 points per game for the Hornets. Chappell is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Hornets’ offensive game plan is the play of Callum McRae who has hit 54.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.0 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Sacramento State will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Hornets are ranked 370th at 65.4 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 550th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Sacramento State is close to the NCAA average at 35.9%.
Weber State will take the floor against the Hornets with an overall record of 9-10. So far this season, Weber State has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-3. The Wildcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Weber State has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 3-2.
Dillon Jones comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 14.89 points per contest. Not only has Jones been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Weber State’s top rebounder at 10.78 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 12.84 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.9% of his shots and is adding 1.58 boards per game.
Weber State comes into today’s matchup vs Sacramento State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.2 points per game. Through 19 games, they have hit 47.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 305th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Weber State Wildcats -4
Leading into this matchup, the Weber State Wildcats are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -4. 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 -4.