Check out our free Weber State vs Idaho State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Pocatello. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Weber State vs Idaho State Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Wildcats vs Bengals Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Weber State Wildcats at Idaho State Bengals
- Where: Pocatello at Reed Gym
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Weber State -3.5, WEBST -174 | IDHST +142 O/U 132.0
Weber State will take the floor against the Bengals with an overall record of 11-11. So far, the Wildcats have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 4-8. This season, Weber State has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 5-2. For today’s contest, Weber State has a betting line set -3.5 points in their favor.
Dillon Jones comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 15.48 points per contest. Not only has Jones been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Weber State’s top rebounder at 10.9 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 13.05 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.1% of his shots and is adding 1.77 boards per game.
Weber State comes into today’s matchup vs Idaho State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.2 points per game. Through 22 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.
Through 22 games, the Idaho State Bengals have an overall record of 8-14. Currently, the Bengals have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 5-5. So far, the Bengals have been the underdog 16 times, going 6-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.
Idaho State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brock Mackenzie who is averaging 13.0 points per game for the Bengals. Mackenzie 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 Bengals’ offensive game plan is the play of Miguel Tomley who has hit 39.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.09 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Idaho State this season, as they are currently ranked 397th in college basketball at 64.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bengals’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.0%, placing them 417th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Idaho State Bengals +3.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Weber State Wildcats are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3.5. However, we anticipate Idaho State putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Wildcats as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Bengals to cover.