Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Idaho Vandals: January 7, 2021 NBA Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 8, 2021

The Idaho Vandals (0-6) are heavy, 13-point underdogs as they attempt to break a six-game losing streak when they visit the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (7-1) on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at America First Events Center. The contest airs at 9:00 PM ET. The matchup’s point total is set at 145.

Betting Information

Southern Utah vs Idaho Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Southern Utah -13 -110 -110 145 -109 -113 -1115 682

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Southern Utah vs Idaho
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Southern Utah (-13) Under (145) Southern Utah 81 Idaho 61

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Total Facts

  • The Thunderbirds and their opponents have recorded more than 145 points in 75% of their outings this year (six of eight opportunities).
  • Idaho and its opponents have combined to score more than 145 points in 16.7% of their matchups this season (one of six chances).
  • These teams average a combined 143.8 points per game, 1.2 fewer points than the over/under of 145 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 142.2 points per game, 2.8 fewer than the point total for this matchup.
  • The average over/under the Thunderbirds have had set in matchups this year is seven more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Vandals this year is 11 points lower than this game’s over/under.

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Southern Utah Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Thunderbirds have covered three times in four contests.
  • In 4 of 4 (100%) contests this season, Southern Utah and its opponents have hit the over.

Idaho Betting Information

  • The Vandals have a losing record against the spread, going 2-3 ATS (covering just 40% of the time).
  • In the majority of Vandals games this year, the teams have not hit the over (2 out of 5 games, 40%).

Head to Head

Southern Utah vs Idaho (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/11/2020 Southern Utah -12.5 137.5 -970 +614 Conference Tournament 75-69 SUTAH
2/29/2020 Southern Utah -12.5 135 -1023 +630 Regular Season 87-55 SUTAH
1/27/2020 Southern Utah -8 132 -393 +293 Regular Season 73-45 SUTAH
2/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 85-76 SUTAH
2/4/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-64 SUTAH

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Southern Utah Leaders

  • Tevian Jones leads the Thunderbirds in scoring, tallying 18.1 points per game to go with 4.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
  • Maizen Fausett leads Southern Utah in rebounding, averaging 6.8 per game, while John Knight III leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.6 in each contest.
  • Jones provides the bulk of the Thunderbirds’ three-point shooting production. He connects on 2.5 threes per game to pace the team.
  • The Southern Utah steals leader is Knight, who averages 1.6 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Ivan Madunic, who compiles 1.1 rejections per contest.

Idaho Leaders

  • Scott Blakney is the top scorer for the Vandals with 12.7 points per game. He also adds 2.6 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game to his scoring output.
  • Tanner Christensen is atop the Vandals rebounding leaderboard with 4.4 rebounds per game, and Hunter-Jack Madden paces the squad in assists with 3.0 per contest.
  • Gabe Quinnett knocks down 2.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Vandals.
  • Chance Garvin (1.2 steals per game) and Christensen (0.6 blocks per game) lead the Vandals in steals and blocks, respectively.
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