Bengals open as college hoops underdog vs Raiders
Idaho State Bengals vs Wright State Raiders Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Wright State vs Idaho State battle Friday at Huntsman Center as the Raiders look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The game is being played at Huntsman Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Raiders bring a 3-1 record (2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 0-3 Bengals, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Wright State go 1-0 so far and the Bengals go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Raiders rated this week at No. 260 and the Bengals sitting at No. 333. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 62-47 result in favor of the Raiders.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bengals is ranked No. 346 in NCAA hoops at 25.7 per game. Contrast that with Wright State’s No. 309 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wright State is the No. 101-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Idaho State rates No. 237 at 5.3 per game.
Defensively, Idaho State features the nation's No. 67-rated defense on the road, allowing 54.7 points per game. Wright State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 322 nationally in scoring at home.
Idaho State lost its last outing, a 57-46 result against Utah on November 21. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. The Bengals endured a 57-46 loss at the hands of the Utes on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Melvin Morgan at Huntsman Center.
In their last action, Wright State was a 59-55 loser at home against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Raiders endured a 59-55 loss at the hands of the Chippewas on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Miles Dixon at Huntsman Center.
Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing Utah are 2-4
After a loss are 3-7
Wright State Raiders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Central Michigan are 3-5
After a loss are 4-6
Idaho State at Central Michigan, Saturday, November 24
Wright State at Utah, Saturday, November 24