Idaho Vandals vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds 3/11/2020 NCAAB Preview, Spread and Game Analysis
Idaho Vandals vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds 3/11/2020 – The Idaho Vandals meet the Southern Utah Thunderbirds Wednesday with the latter picked to win by basketball spread betting. Both teams meet in the first round of the Big Sky Conference. The winner faces the Northern Colorado Bears in the quarterfinals. The Vandals and the Thunderbirds met twice this season with the latter winning both games.
Idaho Vandals vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds 3/11/2020
|When:||Wednesday, March 11, 2:00 PM ET|
|Where:||CenturyLink Arena, Boise, Idaho|
— Idaho Basketball (@VandalHoops) March 9, 2020
The Idaho Vandals have their work cut out for them despite winning against Idaho State last time out. They have been performing poorly prior to that, losing six consecutive games. Trevon Allen tries to get them off the right foot against the Thunderbirds. Scott Blakney will try to help out as well as Idaho tries to do better offensively.
Players to watch: T. Allen G (29 GP 33.4 MIN 21.1 PTS 4.8 REB 1.7 AST 1.7 STL 0.1 BLK 2.7 TO 44.8 FG% 81.1 FT% 40.3 3PT%), S. Blakney F (31 GP 22.2 MIN 8.4 PTS 4.5 REB 0.6 AST 0.4 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 58.2 FG% 59.6 FT% 0 3PT%), M. Fraser G (25 GP 19.5 MIN 7 PTS 4 REB 1.9 AST 0.4 STL 0.2 BLK 1.7 TO 42.4 FG% 68.3 FT% 11.8 3PT%).
Southern Utah Thunderbirds
The Thunderbirds are looking for another big win after upsetting the Montana Grizzlies. They have been doing well off the boards and playing great defense. They are limiting opponents to just 66.2 points per game, a concern for the Vandals. Harrison Butler will need to replicate his performance last time out and get help from guys like Cameron Oluyitan and Andre Adams.
Players to watch: C. Oluyitan G (31 GP 33.8 MIN 13.4 PTS 4.5 REB 1.9 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.7 TO 44.1 FG% 85.3 FT% 36.6 3PT%), J. Knight III G (30 GP 26 MIN 12.5 PTS 3.8 REB 3 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 3 TO 47 FG% 74.8 FT% 15.4 3PT%), D. Morgan F (27 GP 20.4 MIN 9.3 PTS 3.3 REB 0.5 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 1.7 TO 39.8 FG% 73 FT% 28.9 3PT%).
Idaho Vandals vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Betting Predictions
Idaho is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Vandals are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
Idaho is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against Southern Utah.
Vandals are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Southern Utah.
Idaho is 3-14 SU in their last 17 games this season.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds
Southern Utah is 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Utah’s last 5 games.
Thunderbirds are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Utah’s last 8 games against Idaho.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Utah’s last 8 games this season.
Idaho Vandals vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Betting Picks
Their ability to control the boards paired with great defense makes the Thunderbirds favorites to prevail Wednesday. NCAA basketball lines see them pulling off this one unless Idaho gets something going on both ends. They have been struggling and lost twice to Southern Utah in the regular season.
Moneyline: +600 is set for the Vandals and -900 is set for the Thunderbirds.
ATS: Look for the spread of +11 for Idaho and -11 for Southern Utah.
Totals: Over 136 is out for the Vandals and under 136 is out for the Thunderbirds.
Score Prediction: 72-65, Southern Utah Thunderbirds.