NCAA hoops odds preview - North Dakota vs. Idaho State
North Dakota Sioux vs Idaho State Bengals Odds
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.
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.
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
North Dakota at Weber State, Saturday, January 5
Idaho State home to Northern Colorado, Saturday, January 5