Gardner-Webb at Weber State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23

Weber State Wildcats (2-0) vs Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (1-2)

Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 4:00 pm (Avenir Centre)

Betting Odds: Weber State Wildcats -4.5 -- Over/Under: 139 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Weber State Wildcats and the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the Avenir Centre on Friday afternoon.

Weber State Takes Out Saint Mary’s

The Weber State Wildcats come into this one at 2-0 on the year after a 61-57 win over Saint Mary’s in their last matchup. Dillon Jones leads the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding, averaging 27.5 PPG and 12 RPG, putting up a monstrous double-double per game, while Steven Verplancken and Blaise Threatt each have 12 PPG with Threatt logging a team-high 3 APG to lead the Wildcats in the assist department. Alex Tew also has 10 PPG with 4 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Weber State. As a team, Weber State is averaging 78.5 PPG on 45.7% shooting from the field, 30.6% from three and 85.7% from the foul line this season.

Gardner-Webb Falls To Baylor

The Gardner-Webb Bulldogs come into this game looking for a bounce back after a 77-62 loss at the hands of the Baylor Bears in their last matchup. Caleb Robinson and Julien Soumaoro each have a team-high 13 PPG with Robinson adding a team-high 5.7 RPG while Soumaoro has 2.7 APG. Brendan Mykalcio has 10 PPG with 5 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Gardner-Webb up to this point in the season while DQ Nicholas has 8.7 PPG with 4.7 RPG and a team-high 3 APG to lead the Bulldogs in the assist department. As a team, Gardner-Webb is averaging 76 PPG on 39.3% shooting from the field, 28.9% from three and 65.7% from the foul line this season.

Chris’ Pick

I get the case to be made on either side in this game, but I’m looking at Weber State. Sure, Gardner-Webb’s battle tested this season with games and covers against Baylor and Arkansas, but Weber State just shut down Saint Mary’s in their own gym which is hard to do for anyone not named Gonzaga. This Weber State team is legit and I look for Dillon Jones to feast on the Bulldogs inside in this game. Look for Weber State’s defense to be the difference in this one, so I’ll lay it and play it with the Wildcats here.

Chris’s Pick Weber State -4.5

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