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Bobcats visit Idaho State Bengals in college basketball clash

Montana State BobcatsIdaho State Bengals
Jan 5, 9:05 PM | Holt Arena

Montana State Bobcats vs Idaho State Bengals Odds

6-7TEAM RECORD3-10

Montana State pays a visit to Idaho State on Thursday, hoping to send the Bengals to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Holt Arena.

Idaho State will face the 6-7 Bobcats, who own a 4-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bengals are 6-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 8-1 favoring the OVER.

View Montana State vs Idaho State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Idaho State in this one will find them as 3-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bengals - Bobcats odds would favor the Bobcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Idaho State is rated No. 314 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montana State is at No. 284. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-63 win for the Bobcats.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 174 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.4 per game. That compares with Idaho State’s No. 318 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Idaho State is college basketball's No. 203-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 155 with 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Montana State features the nation's No. 210-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Idaho State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 172 nationally in scoring at home.

Montana State won its last outing, an 86-73 result against Portland State on December 30. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Montana State earned an 86-73 victory over Portland State on Friday, getting 24 points from Xavier Blount at Worthington Arena.

In their last action, Idaho State was a 57-55 winner on the road against Northern Colorado. They covered the 9.5–point spread as underdogs. Idaho State got 18 points from Chase Grabau en route to a 57-55 victory over Northern Colorado on Monday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Weber State are 3-7
After playing Portland State are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Montana are 5-5
After playing Northern Colorado are 3-7
After a win are 1-9

A few Bobcats at Bengals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montana State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Idaho State
Montana State is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Montana State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Idaho State
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Idaho State's last 10 games when playing Montana State
Idaho State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Montana State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho State's last 5 games when playing at home against Montana State
Idaho State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Montana State at Weber State, Thursday, January 12
Idaho State home to Montana, Saturday, January 7

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