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Idaho State Bengals take on Cougars in NCAA Basketball Betting

The BYU Cougars hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Idaho State Bengals pay a visit to Marriott Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the BYU Cougars to cover the point spread in this one found them as -20.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Idaho State Bengals vs BYU Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Idaho State Bengals will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 4-2 ATS against the betting line this season, while the BYU Cougars are 4-5 ATS. Idaho State Bengals are 1-5 on betting the total; BYU Cougars are 3-6.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 267-rated Idaho State Bengals taking on the No. 117-rated BYU Cougars in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features BYU's No. 120-ranked scoring average of 76.73 PPG, against a Idaho State Bengals defense rated No. 162 and allowing 72.44 PPG. The BYU Cougars FG% has averaged 47.91% to date this season, more than the Idaho State Bengals shooters have managed so far (44.11% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Bengals and Penguins didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Youngstown State was handed a 86-62 defeat on Monday at Holt Arena.

The Cougars got 29 points from Elijah Bryant as BYU ran past Utah 77-65 on Saturday at Marriott Center.

Betting Trends
  • Idaho State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Idaho State is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
  • Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Idaho State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing BYU
  • BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • BYU is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • BYU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Idaho State at Cal State-Northridge, Saturday, December 23rd
BYU at Texas Southern, Saturday, December 23rd