Idaho vs. Idaho State - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Idaho State Bengals (7-21) at Idaho Vandals (7-23)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome)
The Line: Idaho Vandals +1.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5
The Idaho State Bengals and the Idaho Vandals meet in Big Sky conference college hoops from the Cowan Spectrum on Saturday.
The Idaho State Bengals will try to stay out of the basement of the Big Sky, sitting at 4-15 in conference play after a 100-77 loss to Eastern Washington last time out. Tarik Cool leads Idaho State in scoring and assists with 12.9 PPG and 3.1 APG while Malik Porter is 2nd in scoring with 11.4 PPG and Chier Maker has 10.7 PPG this season along with a team-high 5.6 RPG. Jared Stutzman is also contributing 10.6 PPG for Idaho State this season. As a team, Idaho State is averaging 69.7 points on 45.7% shooting from the field, 35% from 3-point range and 65.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 73.4 points on 48.5% shooting from the field and 31.7% from 3-point range this season. Idaho State is 3-12 straight up and 10-5 against the spread on the road this season.
The Idaho Vandals will try to catch up to Idaho State in the final game of the regular season, sitting at 3-16 in conference play after a 72-64 loss to Weber State last time out. Trevon Allen leads Idaho in scoring with 20.7 PPG while Quinton Forrest leads the Vandals on the glass with 5.7 RPG and Keyshaad Dixon has a team-high 2.1 APG this season. As a team, Idaho is averaging 64.6 points on 43.7% shooting from the field, 33% from 3-point range and 67% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 72.6 points on 45% shooting from the field and 33% from 3-point range this season. Idaho is 4-10 straight up and 3-7-2 against the spread at home this season.
Head-to-head, the underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
You see Idaho State’s record ATS on the road, and you begin to wonder why they’re laying only a point and a half here. But almost, if not all of those games saw Idaho State getting points and probably too many points most nights. Idaho hasn’t been good all season long, but they’re getting points at home on senior day so you’d think that the Vandals probably put everything out there for this one. I’ll take my shot with Idaho and the free points here.