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Dec 16, 9:00 PM | Huntsman Center

Idaho State Bengals vs Utah Utes Odds


Utah looks to cover the Utes-Bengals pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 1-8 mark when they host Idaho State in college basketball action.

The Bengals will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 2-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Utes are 1-6-1 ATS. Idaho State is 4-2 on the totals; Utah is 4-4.

View Idaho State vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bengals are listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Utes - Bengals odds would favor the Bengals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Utah is rated No. 344 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Idaho State is at No. 263. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 62-49 win for the Bengals.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bengals is ranked No. 262 in NCAA hoops at 33.3 per game. Contrast that with Utah’s No. 320 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Utah is the No. 291-ranked team in the country at 4.6 per game, while Idaho State rates No. 229 at 5.6 per game.

Defensively, Idaho State features the nation's No. 217-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 331 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Idaho State was an 80-72 loser on the road against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 10.5–point spread as underdogs. The Bengals endured an 80-72 loss at the hands of the Lions on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Kenny McGowen at Gersten Pavilion.

Utah was a 61-42 loser in their most recent outing at home against BYU. They covered the 22–point spread as underdogs. The Utes got 14 points from Josh Watkins, but it was BYU that prevailed in a 61-42 final on Saturday at Huntsman Center.

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-8
Before playing Wyoming are 1-1
After playing Loyola Marymount are 1-2
After a loss are 4-6

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 0-1
After playing BYU are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Bengals at Utes trends to consider:
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Idaho State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games
Utah is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Utah is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games

Next up:
Idaho State home to Wyoming, Thursday, December 22
Utah home to Portland, Monday, December 19