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Texas State Bobcats visit Idaho Vandals in college basketball clash

Texas State BobcatsIdaho Vandals
Jan 24, 10:05 PM | Cowan Spectrum

Texas State Bobcats vs Idaho Vandals Odds

5-14TEAM RECORD7-10

The visiting Texas State Bobcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Cowan Spectrum against the Idaho Vandals.

Idaho will face the 5-14 Bobcats, who own a 7-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Vandals are 7-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 6-6-1 favoring the OVER.

View Texas State vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Idaho opened as 12-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 74-rated Vandals and the No. 276-ranked Bobcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-65 result in favor of the Vandals.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Idaho's No. 164-ranked offense, averaging 68.4 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 333 at 76.2 PPG. The Vandals field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Defensively, Texas State features the nation's No. 306-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.8 points per game. Idaho, meanwhile, comes in at No. 212 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Texas State, they were an 81-78 winner as they battled Texas-San Antonio on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point underdog. The Bobcats grabbed an 81-78 win over the Roadrunners on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Reid Koenen at UTSA Convocation Center.

Idaho was a 77-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Texas-Arlington. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Vandals grabbed a 77-64 win over the Mavericks on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Connor Hill at College Park Center.

Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
After playing Texas-San Antonio are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Bobcats at Vandals trends to consider:
Texas State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Idaho is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Texas State at Seattle, Saturday, January 26
Idaho home to Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, January 26