The Weber State Wildcats (3-5) will square off against the Utah Runnin’ Utes (7-2) at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The game starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 14, 2019, and will air on Pac-12 Network.
Weber State Wildcats vs. Utah Runnin’ Utes Betting Odds
Both teams easily got past their last opponent. The Runnin’ Utes defeated the Central Arkansas Bears 98-67, while the Wildcats beat the Westcliff Warriors 86-46.
Weber State played a flawless game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.300 (above their season average of 0.175) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.3 (above their season average of 26.3). Westcliff was 0.145 and 13.0, respectively, for those same stats. Utah, meanwhile, dominated nearly every stat category in their game. They had a superb turnover percentage of 9.2 (better than their season average of 17.2) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.587 (above their season average of 0.584). For those same stats, Central Arkansas had marks of 22.6 and 0.396, respectively. Utah rallied around Timmy Allen, who had 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Jerrick Harding, meanwhile fueled Weber State with 20 points.
The high-octane offense of Utah will square off against the mid-tier defense of Weber State. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Runnin’ Utes rank fourth in offensive efficiency, while the Wildcats are 214th in defensive efficiency. The Runnin’ Utes should have the edge on that side of the ball. Ball security should be an advantage for the Wildcats. They rank 46th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.8 percent), while the Runnin’ Utes have forced the 72nd-fewest turnovers in the nation (opponents’ turnover percentage of 15.6 percent).
Weber State Wildcats vs. Utah Runnin’ Utes Betting Pick
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Weber State, ATS Winner – Weber State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Utah ranks 18th in assists per game (14.8) while Weber State ranks 188th (11.8).
- The Wildcats average 21.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 164th in the country. The Runnin’ Utes rank 211th in three pointers allowed per game (21.9).
- The Runnin’ Utes rank 21st in rebounds per game (36.5) while the Wildcats rank 160th (35.0).
- Weber State ranks 33rd in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Utah ranks 87th (3.8).