Idaho Vandals (0-7) at Southern Utah Thunderbirds (7-1)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 9:00 pm (America First Event Center)
The Line: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -13 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Idaho Vandals and Southern Utah Thunderbirds meet Thursday in college basketball action at the America First Events Center.
The Idaho Vandals need a win to rebound from an 0-7 record. The Idaho Vandals are averaging 60 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Scott Blakney is averaging 12.7 points and 2.6 rebounds while Gabe Quinnett is averaging 10.7 points and 1.9 assists. DeAndre Robinson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Damen Thacker is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Idaho Vandals are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.6 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho Vandals are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.1 rebounds per game.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds look to stay hot while building on their seven-game winning streak. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 84.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Tevian Jones is averaging 18.1 points and four rebounds while Maizen Fausett is averaging 13.9 points and 1.4 assists. John Knight III is the third double-digit scorer and Dre Marin is dishing 2.8 assists. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game.
The Vandals are 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 Thursday games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Thunderbirds are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Vandals last 5 road games. The over is 8-1 in Thunderbirds last 9 overall. The road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Idaho Vandals aren't winning, can't score, struggle to play defense and aren't covering numbers despite getting points nightly. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are riding a seven-game winning streak, look good offensively and have covered four of their last five games. Two teams heading in completely different directions. I'll lay the chalk with the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.