Denver favored by 11.5 against Idaho on Saturday
Idaho Vandals vs Denver Pioneers Odds
The Denver Pioneers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Idaho Vandals at Magness Arena in NCAA basketball action.
The Pioneers are 14-8 so far on the season, and 11-9 ATS vs. the number. The Vandals, meanwhile, are 9-13 and 10-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 9-9 and the Vandals go 11-6-1 on the totals.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Vandals were listed as 11.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 155-ranked Pioneers and the No. 129-rated Vandals in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-65 win for the Pioneers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Denver's No. 349-rated squad against Idaho's No. 167-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 28 in the country with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 163 nationally with 6.2 per match.
Defensively, Idaho features the nation's No. 182-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.1 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 220 nationally in scoring at home.
Idaho was a 76-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against New Mexico State. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Kyle Barone scored 26 points for Idaho on Thursday, but the Aggies managed a 76-74 victory over the Vandals at Pan American Center.
In their last action, Denver was a 72-55 winner at home against Seattle. They covered the 16.5-point spread as favorites. The Pioneers grabbed a 72-55 win over the Redhawks on Thursday, behind a 23-point effort from Chris Udofia at Magness Arena.
Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas-Arlington are 0-1
After playing New Mexico State are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-7
Before playing Utah State are 1-2
After playing Seattle are 1-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Vandals at Pioneers trends to consider:
Idaho is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
Idaho home to Texas-Arlington, Thursday, February 14
Denver at Utah State, Thursday, February 14