Southern Utah vs. Idaho - 3/11/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Idaho Vandals (8-23) at Southern Utah Thunderbirds (16-15)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm (CenturyLink Arena)
The Line: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -11 -- Over/Under: 136
The Idaho Vandals and Southern Utah Thunderbirds meet Wednesday in the college basketball Big Sky Tournament at the CenturyLink Arena.
The Idaho Vandals need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Idaho Vandals are averaging 65.1points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Trevon Allen is averaging 21.1 points and 4.8 rebounds while BJ Simmons is averaging 10.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. Scott Blakney is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Marquell Fraser is dishing 1.9 assists. The Idaho Vandals are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho Vandals are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Idaho Vandals lost three straight non-home games.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 72.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Cameron Oluyitan is averaging 13.4 points and 4.5 rebounds while John Knight III is averaging 12.5 points and three assists. Dwayne Morgan is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Harrison Butler is dishing 1.5 assists. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have lost five of their last six non-home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds mopped the floor with Idaho in the first two meetings, which includes a 32-point beatdown just two weeks ago. The Idaho Vandals enter this tournament losing their last five games by an average fo 18.2 points while allowing 49.7 percent shooting from the field and 37.6 percent shooting from deep. Idaho loses by an average of 10.1 points when an underdog and is 5-11-1 against the spread this season when an underdog of at least 7.5 points. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds aren't lighting the world on fire, but they're head and shoulders the better team here and have beaten the breaks off the Vandals in the first two meetings this season. So, I'll lay the big number.