Idaho State Bengals vs North Dakota Sioux Odds
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center will host North Dakota Sioux vs. Idaho State Bengals action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Sioux bring a 8-12 record (8-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-16 Bengals, who are 8-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed North Dakota go 10-5 so far and the Bengals go 7-7.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Sioux installed as 7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Sioux, most recently No. 286 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bengals, who rate No. 310 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 61-54 victory for the Sioux.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Dakota's No. 207-ranked offense, averaging 66.2 PPG, against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 93 at 62.8 PPG. The Sioux field goal percentage has averaged 41.1% so far, more than the Bengals marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.5% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Idaho State owns the country's No. 57-rated mark, allowing 63.4 points per game on the highway. North Dakota, on the other hand, rates No. 197 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Idaho State was a 78-63 loser on the road against Northern Colorado. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bengals got 18 points from Melvin Morgan, but it was Northern Colorado that prevailed in a 78-63 final on Thursday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.
Last time out for North Dakota, they were a 66-51 loser as they battled Weber State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog. North Dakota got 12 points from Josh Schuler but lost anyway, 66-51, to Weber State on Thursday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Southern Utah are 8-2
After playing Northern Colorado are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 0-3
Before playing Montana State are 0-1
After playing Weber State are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bengals at Sioux trends to consider:
Idaho State is 1-16 SU in its last 17 games on the road
North Dakota is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
North Dakota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Idaho State home to Southern Utah, Thursday, February 7
North Dakota at Montana State, Thursday, February 7