College baskeball point spread favors Vandals in battle with Bengals
Idaho Vandals vs Idaho State Bengals Odds
The Idaho State Bengals will hit the floor running against the visiting Idaho Vandals Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
Idaho State battles the Vandals, currently sitting with a 9-16 mark (10-13-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-9 for the Bengals and 13-7-1 for the Vandals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Idaho State sat as 4.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 185-rated Idaho taking on the No. 315-rated Bengals in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 63-56 win for the Vandals on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Vandals rank No. 187 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.6 per game. That compares with Idaho State’s No. 346 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Idaho State is college basketball's No. 242-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Vandals rate No. 174 with 6.1 per game.
Defensively, Idaho features the nation's No. 196-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.4 points per game. Idaho State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 264 nationally in scoring at home.
Idaho lost its last outing, a 67-61 result against Louisiana Tech on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. The Vandals endured a 67-61 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Kyle Barone at Cowan Spectrum.
Idaho State was a 61-54 loser in its last match at home against Montana. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Idaho State suffered a 61-54 loss against Montana on Saturday, getting 14 points from Melvin Morgan in a losing effort at Holt Arena.
Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 0-1
After playing Louisiana Tech are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Northern Arizona are 5-5
After playing Montana are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Vandals at Bengals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho's last 5 games on the road
Idaho is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Idaho is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Idaho State
Idaho State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Idaho
Idaho State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Idaho
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Idaho State's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho State's last 6 games
Idaho at Texas-San Antonio, Thursday, February 28
Idaho State at Northern Arizona, Thursday, February 28