BYU Cougars vs. Weber State Wildcats Free Prediction

Victor TrejosArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

The Weber State Wildcats (4-2) and their great offense welcome the BYU Cougars (5-3) and their superb defense. Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

BYU Cougars vs. Weber State Wildcats ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Wildcats had no trouble getting past the Benedictine Mesa Redhawks, 100-61, while the Cougars lost a close one to the Illinois State Redbirds, 92-89.

Weber State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 26.5) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.629 (above their season average of 0.552). Benedictine Mesa was 19.2 and 0.366, respectively, for those same stats. BYU, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.347 (above their season average of 0.252). Brekkott Chapman had a good outing for Weber State, contributing 18 points and five rebounds. Meanwhile, BYU was lifted by Yoeli Childs, who finished with 27 points, 16 rebounds and six assists.

The Cougars won the lone game between these two teams last season, 74-68. BYU’s free throw rate was their biggest strength over Weber State. The Cougars had a rate of 0.298, while the Wildcats posted a mark of 0.185.

The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the high-powered offense of Weber State takes on the elite defense of BYU. Since last season, the Wildcats rank 49th in offensive efficiency, while the Cougars are 54th in defensive efficiency. Also, the Cougars rank 24th in turnover percentage (16.1 percent), while the Wildcats rank 288th in opponents’ turnover percentage (17.1 percent).

BYU at Weber State Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Weber State, ATS Winner – Weber State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Weber State ranks 34th in three pointers allowed per game (19.4) while BYU ranks 156th (21.7).
  • The Wildcats rank 18th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Cougars rank 71st (2.9).
  • The Cougars rank 43rd in assists per game (15.7) while the Wildcats rank 147th (13.8).
  • BYU ranks 152nd in steals per game (6.2) while Weber State ranks 252nd (5.2).