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Southern Utah Thunderbirds face San Diego Toreros: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Southern Utah ThunderbirdsSan Diego Toreros
1-7December 21, 2013, 05:00 | Jenny Craig Pavilion8-4

College hoops betting interest focuses on the San Diego vs Southern Utah battle Saturday at Jenny Craig Pavilion as the Toreros look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

San Diego will face the 1-7 Thunderbirds, who own a 0-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Toreros are 5-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Thunderbirds are 2-4 favoring the OVER.

View Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs San Diego Toreros Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, San Diego sat as -20.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 134-ranked Toreros and the No. 345-rated Thunderbirds in this matchup.

Last time out for Southern Utah, they were a 76-39 loser as they battled San Diego State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 30-point underdog. The Thunderbirds were hammered by San Diego State on Wednesday, losing by a 76-39 final at Viejas Arena in college basketball betting action.

In their last action, San Diego was a 72-61 loser at home against Santa Barbara. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Duda Sanadze scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Toreros to a win (they lost 72-61 to Santa Barbara at Jenny Craig Pavilion on Sunday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature San Diego's No. 81-rated squad against Southern Utah's No. 252-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, San Diego rates No. 138 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 237 nationally with 4.38 per match.

A few Thunderbirds at Toreros trends to consider:
Southern Utah is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Southern Utah is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Diego is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
San Diego is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Southern Utah at North Dakota, Thursday, January 2nd
San Diego at Pepperdine, Saturday, December 28th