Texas State Bobcats host Idaho Vandals in college basketball action
Idaho Vandals vs Texas State Bobcats Odds
The Texas State Bobcats will be trying to slam the Idaho Vandals on Saturday when the teams tip off at Strahan Coliseum in college betting action.
The Vandals will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 11-14-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 12-13 ATS. Idaho is 14-8-1 on the totals; Texas State is 11-10-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 293-rated Bobcats and the No. 190-ranked Vandals, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-65 result in favor of the Vandals.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas State has the nation's No. 110-rated offensive output, at 70 PPG. The visiting Vandals defense ranks No. 236 allowing on average 68.9 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Vandals marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Idaho owns the country's No. 198-rated mark, allowing 70.6 points per game on the highway. Texas State, on the other hand, rates No. 178 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Idaho was a 74-56 loser on the road against Texas-San Antonio. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Vandals endured a 74-56 loss at the hands of the Roadrunners on Thursday, despite a 19-point effort from Mike McChristian at UTSA Convocation Center.
In their last action, Texas State was a 67-65 winner at home against Seattle. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Texas State earned a 67-65 victory over Seattle on Thursday, getting 16 points from Joel Wright at Strahan Coliseum.
Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 6-1
After playing Texas-San Antonio are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6
Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Utah State are 0-1
After playing Seattle are 0-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Vandals at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho's last 5 games on the road
Idaho is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas State's last 5 games
Texas State is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
Texas State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Texas State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
Idaho home to Seattle, Saturday, March 9
Texas State at Utah State, Thursday, March 7