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NCAA hoops odds preview - North Dakota vs. Idaho State

North Dakota SiouxIdaho State Bengals
Jan 3, 9:05 PM | Holt Arena

North Dakota Sioux vs Idaho State Bengals Odds

3-8TEAM RECORD1-10

Holt Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Idaho State Bengals and the visiting North Dakota Sioux in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Bengals bring a 1-10 record (5-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-8 Sioux, who are 3-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Idaho State go 1-4 so far and the Sioux go 4-2.

View North Dakota vs Idaho State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bengals as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 267-rated North Dakota taking on the No. 218-rated Bengals in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 58-48 win for the Sioux on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Idaho State's No. 346 nationally ranked offense (49 points per game) against a Sioux defense that sits as the No. 186 at 66.7 PPG. The Bengals have been averaging 38.4% from the field, less than the Sioux have managed so far this season (40% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Dakota owns the country's No. 256-rated mark, allowing 75 points per game on the highway. Idaho State, on the other hand, rates No. 218 in scoring at home.

In their last action, North Dakota was a 56-53 winner at home against Bowling Green. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. North Dakota got 14 points from Troy Huff en route to a 56-53 victory over Bowling Green on Friday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

In their last action, Idaho State was a 74-39 loser on the road against Washington State. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Idaho State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Washington State and falling by a 74-39 score at Toyota Center, WA.

North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-4
After a win are 5-5

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Colorado are 4-6
After playing Washington State are 1-2
After a loss are 1-9

A few Sioux at Bengals trends to consider:
North Dakota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
North Dakota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
North Dakota at Weber State, Saturday, January 5
Idaho State home to Northern Colorado, Saturday, January 5