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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Bengals over Thunderbirds

Idaho State BengalsSouthern Utah Thunderbirds
8-13February 15, 2014, 07:00 | Centrum Arena1-21

Southern Utah looks to cover the Thunderbirds-Bengals pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 1-21 mark when they host Idaho State in college basketball wagering action.

This season, the Thunderbirds are 1-21 overall and 9-12 ATS, while the Bengals are 8-13 and 10-6 ATS. As for the totals, Southern Utah boasts a 8-12 on the OU, and Idaho State is 8-8.

View Idaho State Bengals vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Odds and Stats.

Southern Utah opened as 7-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 340 (Thunderbirds) and the No. 141 (Bengals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Idaho State lost its last outing, an 80-75 result against North Dakota on February 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. Idaho State got 23 points and 20 rebounds from Jeffrey Solarin in a losing cause in their 80-75 loss to North Dakota on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bengals is ranked No. 155 in NCAA hoops at 34.9 per game. Contrast that with Southern Utah’s No. 252 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Utah is the No. 244-ranked team in the country at 4.41 per game, while Idaho State rates No. 155 at 5.81 per game.

A few Bengals at Thunderbirds trends to consider:
Idaho State is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Idaho State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Idaho State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Utah is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Southern Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Utah is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Southern Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Idaho State home to Weber State, Monday, February 17th
Southern Utah at Portland State, Thursday, February 20th