Weber State Wildcats vs Portland State Vikings Prediction, 12/18/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Weber State Wildcats vs Portland State Vikings
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: Viking Pavilion in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Weber State (+1.5)
The Weber State Wildcats (2-1) go to Viking Pavilion on Friday where they'll take on the Portland State Vikings (1-2). Weber State opens this contest as 1.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 146.5.
Weber State heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 2-1 on the campaign. They are turning it over 15.3 times per game and as a team they commit 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Weber State is collecting 32.0 boards per game and has totaled 42 dimes for the year, which ranks 274th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Wildcats are connecting on 34.7% from downtown (26 of 75) and 83.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 77.3 pts per game (111th in the nation) while hitting 44.2% from the field. On defense, the Wildcats are forcing 16.7 turnovers per game while drawing 22.0 fouls. They surrender 34.3% from 3-point land while they are 137th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (67.7). The Wildcats are giving up a FG percentage of 39.9% (73 of 183) and they relinquish 36.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 57th in the country in giving up assists with 38 conceded for the season.
The Weber State Wildcats played the Boise State Broncos and ended up losing by a score of 70-59 in their last game. Weber State wrapped up the contest with a 36.5% FG percentage (19 out of 52) and made 6 of their 25 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wildcats made 15 of their 18 shots for a rate of 83.3%. In regard to getting rebounds, they collected 28 with 5 of them being offensive. They also distributed 11 dimes for this contest in addition to having 8 steals and 3 rejections. In reference to defense, Weber State allowed the other team to go 36.5% from the field on 19 of 52. Boise State distributed 16 assists and 9 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Broncos collected 38 rebounds (9 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Boise State finished the game shooting 69.2% at the free throw line by burying 9 of 13 attempts. They also knocked down 11 out of their 26 shots from 3-point land.
Cody Carlson is a player who was important in the matchup. He notched 17 points on 6 out of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 28 mins and grabbed 4 boards. Carlson finished the game at 85.7% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in the game for the Wildcats was Isiah Brown. He snagged 3 boards and collected 2 assists. He ended up going 36.4% from the field for the contest by shooting 4-of-11 (18 points). When this game wrapped up, Brown played for 33 min.
Portland State has a record of 1-2 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Vikings are hitting on 37.2% from the field, which has them ranked 333rd in Division 1. Portland State has accounted for 221 pts on the year (73.7 per game) and they grab 47.7 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 13.0 times per game (202nd in Division 1) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per game. The Vikings have committed 22.7 fouls per game and they hit 76.6% from the charity stripe. The Vikings defensively are ranked 136th in the nation in PPG surrendered with 67.7. The Portland State defense allows 27.1% on shots from distance (16 of 59) and their opponents are making 67.1% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 14.0 dimes and 34.7 boards per game, which is 234th and 144th in those categories on the defensive end. They are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.7% from the floor (116th in college basketball).
When they last played, the Portland State Vikings took a defeat with a final score of 69-60 against the Washington State Cougars. The Vikings collected 22 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 35 in the game. They also rejected 3 tries while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Cougars were called for 18 fouls in this game which got the Vikings to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to bury 16 of them for a rate of 88.9%. In relation to shots from downtown, Portland State buried 4 out of 19 tries (21.1%). Overall, the Vikings finished 20 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 30.3%. The Vikings permitted the Cougars to convert 24 out of 51 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 47.1% for the matchup. They finished 33.3% from beyond the arc by shooting 7 of 21 and ended up shooting 14 of 24 at the free throw line (58.3%). In regard to rebounding, Portland State permitted Washington State to snag 33 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Charles Jones ended up playing a lot for the Vikings in this game. He knocked down 3 out of 14 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 21.4%, which got him 8 points. Jones snagged 4 boards in his 27 minutes played and had 2 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy who saw a lot of minutes for Portland State was Amari McCray. He notched 12 points in 25 minutes on the court via 4 out of 11 from the floor in this matchup. McCray walked away from this one going 36.4% from the field and also earning 2 dimes and 11 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Weber State (+1.5)
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