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Idaho State Bengals vs North Dakota Sioux Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

North Dakota SiouxIdaho State Bengals
9-12February 08, 2014, 09:05 | Holt Arena8-12

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Idaho State and North Dakota on Saturday, with the host Bengals trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Bengals are 8-12 overall and 10-5 ATS, while the Sioux are 9-12 and 6-12-1 ATS. As for the totals, Idaho State boasts a 7-8 on the OU, and North Dakota is 10-9.

View North Dakota Sioux vs Idaho State Bengals Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting North Dakota before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Bengals sit at No. 144 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sioux sit at No. 96 on the same chart.

North Dakota lost its last outing, an 84-72 result against Weber State on February 6. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Jaron Nash scored 27 points for North Dakota on Thursday, but the Wildcats managed an 84-72 victory over the Sioux at Dee Events Center.

In their last action, Idaho State was a 73-70 winner at home against Northern Colorado. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Tomas Sanchez scored 23 points leading the Bengals to a 73-70 victory over Northern Colorado at Holt Arena on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Idaho State's No. 159-ranked scoring average of 70.85 PPG, against a Sioux defense rated No. 211 and allowing 74.1 PPG. The Bengals FG% has averaged 45.23% to date this season, less than the Sioux shooters have managed so far (45.6% per game).

A few Sioux at Bengals trends to consider:
North Dakota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
North Dakota is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
North Dakota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
North Dakota is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Idaho State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Idaho State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Idaho State's last 7 games
Idaho State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
North Dakota home to Montana State, Thursday, February 13th
Idaho State at Southern Utah, Saturday, February 15th