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Idaho State Bengals visit Southern Utah Thunderbirds in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Idaho State BengalsSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
Jan 12, 9:05 PM | Centrum Arena

Idaho State Bengals vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Bengals of Idaho State hit the hard court against the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah.

Southern Utah battles the Bengals, currently sitting with a 2-11 mark (6-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-5 for the Thunderbirds and 3-4 for the Bengals.

View Idaho State vs Southern Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Thunderbirds installed as 6.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 277-rated Thunderbirds and the No. 293-ranked Bengals, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 56-53 result in favor of the Thunderbirds.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Utah's No. 70-rated squad against Idaho State's No. 344-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Utah rates No. 313 in the country with 4.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 260 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Idaho State owns the country's No. 51-rated mark, allowing 62.5 points per game on the highway. Southern Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 215 in scoring at home.

Idaho State was an 86-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Colorado. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The battle between the Bengals and Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Northern Colorado was handed an 86-63 defeat on Saturday at Holt Arena.

Southern Utah was an 81-74 loser in their most recent outing at home against Weber State. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Southern Utah got 29 points from Jackson Stevenett on the way to an 81-74 loss against Weber State on Thursday at Centrum Arena.

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Weber State are 3-7
After playing Northern Colorado are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Southern Utah Thunderbirds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Montana are 2-4
After playing Weber State are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bengals at Thunderbirds 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 Southern Utah
Southern Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Idaho State
Southern Utah is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Idaho State
Southern Utah is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Southern Utah is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Idaho State home to Weber State, Monday, January 14
Southern Utah at Montana, Thursday, January 17