Idaho State Bengals vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Betting Matchup Report
Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Idaho State Bengals Odds
The Idaho State Bengals will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Southern Utah Thunderbirds at Holt Arena in NCAA basketball action.
Idaho State battles the Thunderbirds, currently sitting with a 9-12 mark (11-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-7 for the Bengals and 8-7 for the Thunderbirds.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 319-rated Bengals and the No. 222-ranked Thunderbirds, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 60-54 result in favor of the Thunderbirds.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Idaho State's No. 346 nationally ranked offense (53.6 points per game) against a Thunderbirds defense that sits as the No. 267 at 70.3 PPG. The Bengals have been averaging 39.4% from the field, less than the Thunderbirds have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).
Defensively, Southern Utah features the nation's No. 327-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.3 points per game. Idaho State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 310 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Southern Utah was a 78-67 winner at home against Northern Arizona. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Damon Heuir went off for 27 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Southern Utah over Northern Arizona, 78-67, on Saturday at Centrum Arena.
Idaho State was a 69-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Dakota. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bengals got 16 points from Andre' Hatchett, but it was North Dakota that prevailed in a 69-52 final on Saturday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Weber State are 1-9
After playing Northern Arizona are 3-2
After a win are 4-6
Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Weber State are 3-7
After playing North Dakota are 2-1
After a loss are 2-8
A few Thunderbirds at Bengals trends to consider:
Southern Utah is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho State's last 7 games
Idaho State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Idaho State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Southern Utah at Weber State, Saturday, February 9
Idaho State at Weber State, Monday, February 11