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Idaho State Bengals vs Utah Utes Odds
The Utah Utes will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Idaho State Bengals at Huntsman Center on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.
Utah will face the 0-2 Bengals, who own a 2-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Utes are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bengals are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to back visiting Idaho State before tip-off in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Utes, most recently No. 341 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bengals, who rate No. 333 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 89-57 victory for the Utes.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bengals rank No. 346 in NCAA Division 1 with 22.5 per game. That compares with Utah’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah is college basketball's No. 144-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Bengals rate No. 105 with 7 per game.
Defensively, Idaho State features the nation's No. 74-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.5 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 41 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Idaho State, they were a 51-48 loser as they battled Portland on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point underdog. Chris Hansen scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Bengals to a win (they lost 51-48 to Portland at Chiles Center on Thursday).
Utah was a 74-71 loser in their most recent outing at home against Sacramento State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Utah got 16 points from Glen Dean but lost anyway, 74-71, to Sacramento State on Friday at Huntsman Center.
Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Portland are 5-2
After a loss are 3-7
Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9
A few Bengals at Utes trends to consider:
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Idaho State
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Idaho State
Utah is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Utah is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games
Idaho State home to Wright State, Friday, November 23
Utah home to Central Michigan, Friday, November 23