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Southern Utah Thunderbirds Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Idaho State Bengals

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Holt Arena against the Idaho State Bengals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds were listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Idaho State Bengals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Southern Utah Thunderbirds have watched them go 4-19 and 9-11-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Idaho State Bengals are at 5-17 and 4-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Idaho State Bengals are 7-9-2, while the Southern Utah Thunderbirds have a 12-8-1 mark.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 299-ranked Idaho State Bengals and the No. 238-rated Southern Utah Thunderbirds in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Southern Utah is ranked No. 80 in NCAA basketball at 37.91 per game. Contrast that with Idaho State's No. 260 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Idaho State is the No. 91-ranked team in the country at 8.05 per game, while Southern Utah rates No. 70 at 8.43 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Randy Onwuasor went off for 27 points and added 15 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Weber State handed Southern Utah a 90-74 defeat at Dee Events Center.

Ethan Telfair scored 21 points leading the Bengals to a 91-90 victory over Northern Arizona at Holt Arena on Thursday.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Utah is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Southern Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Southern Utah's last 13 games
  • Southern Utah is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Idaho State is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Idaho State is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho State's last 7 games
  • Idaho State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Southern Utah

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Utah home to Montana, Thursday, February 9th
Idaho State at Portland State, Thursday, February 9th