North Dakota Bison vs. Weber State Wildcats
Date/Time: March 15, 2014, 8:00 p.m. EST
Where: Dee Events Center, Ogden, Utah
College Basketball Betting Odds from BetOWI
The national television college basketball schedule will be loaded with numerous championship games over the weekend. The Big Sky Conference Tournament features two quality basketball teams that have high hopes on securing the conference title and making a run to the national championship in the 2014 edition of the NCAA Tournament. The championship game will take place in Ogden Utah and feature the North Dakota Bison against the Weber State Wildcats.
The Weber State Wildcats may have a slight advantage as the tournament is being held in their own backyard, but that is no reason to count out the North Dakota Bison. The Bison are the second seed in this tournament and cruised to an easy victory against Portland State to get to this point in the tournament. North Dakota jumped to a 22-11 lead as Jaron Nash and Alonzo Taylor each scored eight early points. After that point, North Dakota maintained a double-digit lead for nearly the entire game. The game against Weber State will not be that easy.
Weber State struggled in their last outing and needed overtime to get the win. The Wildcats are seeking their first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2007.Davion Berry, the Big Sky’s Most Valuable Player, managed only eight points in regulation. In overtime, Berry scored the first five points and the Wildcats built a 63-56 lead on Jordan Richardson’s three from the corner with two minutes remaining. He will need a much better outing if they hope to win this championship. The Wildcats will have to play consistent basketball and not let up in this big game.
The latest college basketball betting trends for this tournament championship reveal that both teams struggle in this situation as they have negative wagering angles that could slow them down. The Bison are 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 games when playing against a team with a winning percentage above .600, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win against the spread and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win. The Wildcats are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games when playing against a team with a winning straight up record, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games.
Berry will have a much better outing and the Wildcats make their long awaited return to the big dance to celebrate the March Madness.
Free Pick: Weber State Wildcats
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