Idaho Vandals vs Idaho State Bengals - NCAA Basketball Picks

Joe Catalano

Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:45 PM UTC

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 8:45 PM UTC

Picking on the weak is a way to make great gains. In this game, the Idaho State Bengals are "the weak" as they come into their matchup against Idaho at just 2-13 for the season. While Idaho has also been a disappointment this season, coming in at 6-9, the odds look mighty appealing in the favor of the Vandals as they're a mere 1 point betting favorite.

Idaho Vandals (6-9) vs Idaho State Bengals (2-13) A Season To Forget

This is a Bengals team that's lacking in almost every department. We break down the numbers a bit and aside from being a -11 where points scored as opposed to points against are concerned, Idaho State is averaging just 28.6 rebounds and 10.6 assists per game. A team that has difficulty in gaining possession of the basketball and doesn't work as a cohesive unit is going to have trouble in any game and that's the case for the 2 win Bengals.

Stealing a Victory?

The Vandals will look to do so in this game, but they haven't made a great case for themselves lately as they won just 3 out of their last 11 games. That said, junior guard Victor Sanders has played a major role in the Vandals offense as he's averaging 18.8 points, 3.6 assists, and 2 steal per game.

Sanders is coming off of a disappointing 13 point effort in a 91-66 loss to Weber State, but he still managed to shoot 6 of 11 from the field and in his 3 games prior to the loss to Weber State, he averaged 26.3 points per game. Sanders is a game-changer and I look for him to dominate in a game in which Idaho should win as the Bengals have nothing going for themselves whatsoever. Idaho is the easy pick here and the odds are a gift.

 Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Vandals -1Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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