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Fresno State BulldogsIdaho Vandals
Jan 7, 6:05 PM | Cowan Spectrum

Fresno State Bulldogs vs Idaho Vandals Odds

7-9TEAM RECORD7-8

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Idaho vs Fresno State battle Saturday at Cowan Spectrum as the Vandals look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Vandals are 7-4 ATS. Fresno State is 5-9 on the totals; Idaho is 5-6.

View Fresno State vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Vandals sit at No. 115 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 233 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Vandals will win this game 71-67.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Idaho's No. 139-ranked offense, averaging 70.4 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 148 at 65.6 PPG. The Vandals field goal percentage has averaged 49% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

Defensively, Fresno State features the nation's No. 162-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. Idaho, meanwhile, comes in at No. 212 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Fresno State was a 72-53 loser on the road against Utah State. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. Fresno State got 16 points from Jonathan Wills but lost anyway, 72-53, to Utah State on Thursday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Idaho lost its last outing, a 73-55 result against Nevada on January 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Stephen Madison scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Vandals to a win (they lost 73-55 to Nevada at Cowan Spectrum on Thursday).

Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Hawaii are 2-8
After playing Utah State are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Louisiana Tech are 2-8
After playing Nevada are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Vandals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Fresno State's last 6 games on the road
Fresno State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Idaho
Fresno State is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Fresno State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Idaho
Idaho is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Fresno State
Idaho is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Fresno State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho's last 5 games when playing Fresno State
Idaho is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Fresno State home to Hawaii, Thursday, January 12
Idaho at Louisiana Tech, Thursday, January 12

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