The Idaho Vandals and Idaho State Bengals meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Reed Gym. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Idaho Vandals Betting Preview
The Idaho Vandals are averaging 74.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Isaac Jones is averaging 19.9 points and 7.9 rebounds, while Divant’e Moffitt is averaging 18.6 points and 5.1 assists. Terren Frank is the third double-digit scorer and Yusef Salih is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Idaho Vandals are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho Vandals are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game.
The Idaho State Bengals Betting Preview
The Idaho State Bengals are averaging 69 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Brock Mackenzie is averaging 12.7 points and 1.8 assists, while Miguel Tomley is averaging 11.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Brayden Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Jared Rodriguez is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Idaho State Bengals are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Idaho State Bengals are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.5 rebounds per game.
Idaho vs Idaho State Trends
The Vandals are 16-36-1 ATS in their last 53 Thursday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bengals are 15-37-2 ATS in their last 54 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The over is 4-1 in Vandals last 5 Thursday games. The over is 6-2 in Bengals last 8 overall. The uderdog is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
Neither team is playing well, and it seems like Idaho State is getting the love because it's at home. However, an argument can bet made Idaho has been the better team this season. This is also a rivalry game where numbers can often be thrown out the window, and the meeting less than a month ago went to overtime. Give me the points in what should be a hostile battle.