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Nevada Wolf Pack visit Idaho Vandals in NCAAB hoops battle

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Jan 5, 10:05 PM | Cowan Spectrum

Nevada Wolf Pack vs Idaho Vandals Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Idaho vs Nevada battle Thursday at Cowan Spectrum as the Vandals look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Idaho will face the 10-3 Wolf Pack, who own a 8-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Vandals are 5-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wolf Pack are 4-6 favoring the OVER.

View Nevada vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Idaho in this one will find them as 1.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 115-ranked Vandals and the No. 111-rated Wolf Pack in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-72 win for the Vandals on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wolf Pack rank No. 81 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.3 per game. That compares with Idaho’s No. 98 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Idaho is college basketball's No. 133-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Wolf Pack rate No. 97 with 7.1 per game.

Defensively, Nevada features the nation's No. 84-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. Idaho, meanwhile, comes in at No. 175 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Nevada was a 71-61 winner at home against Cedarville. The Wolf Pack got 19 points from Malik Story as Nevada ran past Cedarville 71-61 on Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

Last time out for Idaho, they were a 76-73 loser as they battled Boise State on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. The Vandals were burned for 26 points by Anthony Drmic on Saturday as the Broncos put another game in the win column, 76-73, at Idaho Center.

Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Utah State are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Fresno State are 4-6
After playing Boise State are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Wolf Pack at Vandals trends to consider:
Nevada is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Idaho
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nevada's last 6 games when playing on the road against Idaho
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nevada's last 6 games on the road
Nevada is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Idaho
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho's last 6 games when playing at home against Nevada
Idaho is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Idaho's last 12 games when playing Nevada
Idaho is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing Nevada

Next up:
Nevada at Utah State, Saturday, January 7
Idaho home to Fresno State, Saturday, January 7