Idaho vs. Idaho State - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Idaho vs. Idaho State - 3/7/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Idaho State (7-21) at Idaho (7-23)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome)

The Line: Idaho +1.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5

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The Idaho State Bengals (7-12, CONF 4-15) and Idaho Vandals (7-23, CONF 3-16) face off in a Big Sky showdown on Saturday at the Kibbie Dome. Idaho State beat Idaho 62-60 in a matchup in late January.

Idaho State is having another down season and coming into this game they have lost nine of the last ten games.Idaho State was the underdog in each one of those games, but as seven point underdogs they were able to come away with a win against Weber State. 

The offense is fine for Idaho State as of late but the defense has let them down big time giving up 84.4 points per game over the last five games. On the road this season the Bengals are averaging 67.3 points but game, but the defense is giving up 75.9 points per game. 

Idaho State is led by guard Tarik Cool who is averaging 12.9 points while shooting 41.2 percent from the field. 

Idaho is also struggling coming into this game having lost six games in a row and eight of their last ten games. Idaho’s defense has been an issue giving up 79.4 points per game over the last five, but the offense has been the real big issue scoring only 57 points per game. 

Idaho is led by guard Trevon Allen who is averaging 20.7 points while shooting 44.5 percent from the field. After Allen, Idaho hasn’t had many others step up, and if they want to win this game it’s going to take a balanced attack. 

The over is 14-2 in Idaho State’s last 16 games against the Big Sky. The under is 13-3 in Idaho State’s last 16 games as a favorite. the  over is 17-5 in Idaho State’s last 22 road games 

Idaho’s offense has really struggled and it’s not going to get any better in this game. Look for Idaho State to get out to a fast start with their offense and that will be enough to come away with a victory and cover the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Idaho State -1.5

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