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Idaho vs. Idaho State - 12/29/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Idaho State Bengals (4-5) at Idaho Vandals (3-8)
Date & Time Saturday December 29, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Idaho Vandals -2 -- Over/Under: 151
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Big Sky college basketball features the Idaho State Bengals visiting the Idaho Vandals on Saturday.

The Idaho State Bengals have followed consecutive wins with back to back defeats after an 84-65 loss at UC Santa Barbara as an eleven point underdog. Idaho State was up one but were outscored 47-27 over the final 20 minutes with the Gauchos holding a 58.6%-48.9% shooting edge along with 13 more shots.

The Bengals saw 12 points from Chier Maker on 4-5 from the floor and 3-3 at the stripe. Brandon Boyd and Balint Mocsan gave Idaho State eleven points apiece with Boyd snagging seven rebounds followed by an eight point effort from Jared Stutzman.

The Idaho Vandals are mired in a four game slide after a 77-56 loss at Santa Clara as a six point underdog. Idaho was staring at a 14 point deficit at the intermission and never made a run with the Broncos holding a 50.8%-29.3% edge in marksmanship.

Jared Rodriguez was the Vandals top weapon with 17 points and eleven rebounds on 7-11 accuracy. Idaho received 12 points and three yanks from Cameron Tyson on 2-10 shooting and 6-6 at the line while Marquell Fraser added eleven points and eleven rebounds on 3-15 from the field and 4-6 at the stripe.

Idaho State Bengals are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and Idaho State Bengals are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss. Idaho Vandals are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall and Idaho Vandals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and Idaho Vandals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Sky.

It’s pick your poison here so I’ll just go with the points in a tossup…

Pick:
Idaho State +2

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