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Idaho Vandals vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits College Basketball Betting Preview

The Idaho Vandals hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Frost Arena against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits betting line opened as -5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Idaho Vandals vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Idaho Vandals will look to cover the spread vs the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Saturday, as the Vandals are 2-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Jackrabbits are 1-7 ATS. Idaho is 2-4 against the total, while South Dakota State is 3-5 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 262-ranked South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the No. 213-rated Idaho Vandals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features South Dakota State's No. 221-ranked scoring average of 69.45 PPG, against a Idaho Vandals defense rated No. 77 and allowing 66.25 PPG. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits FG% has averaged 40.94% to date this season, more than the Idaho Vandals shooters have managed so far (40.53% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Vandals got 18 points from Victor Sanders, but it was Washington State that prevailed in a 61-48 final on Wednesday at Friel Court.

South Dakota State was run off the court by the Panthers on Wednesday as Northern Iowa routed them 86-58 at McLeod Center.

Betting Trends
  • Idaho is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • South Dakota State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • South Dakota State is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Idaho home to Northwest Nazarene, Saturday, December 17th
South Dakota State at Murray State, Saturday, December 17th