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Montana State Bobcats vs Idaho State Bengals Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Idaho State Bengals try to run the Montana State Bobcats off the court at Holt Arena in college hoops action.
Supporters of the Bobcats have watched them go 10-12 and 10-10 ATS on the year, while the Bengals are at 4-19 and 8-13-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bengals are 9-8, while the Bobcats have a 9-7 mark.
The Bobcats were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
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. 326 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montana State is at No. 288. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-56 win for the Bobcats.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Idaho State's No. 345-ranked offense, averaging 54.1 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 308 at 73 PPG. The Bengals field goal percentage has averaged 39.4% so far, less than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.
Defensively, Montana State features the nation's No. 313-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. Idaho State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 285 nationally in scoring at home.
Montana State was an 85-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against Northern Colorado. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Montana State suffered an 85-72 loss against Northern Colorado on Saturday, getting 15 points from Antonio Biglow in a losing effort at Worthington Arena.
Idaho State was a 56-40 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Weber State. They earned a push of the 16-point spread as underdogs. Melvin Morgan scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Bengals to a win (they lost 56-40 to Weber State at Dee Events Center on Monday).
Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Weber State are 5-5
After playing Northern Colorado are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Montana are 4-6
After playing Weber State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Bobcats at Bengals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montana State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Idaho State
Montana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Idaho State
Montana State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Idaho State
Montana State is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho State's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Idaho State's last 13 games when playing Montana State
Idaho State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Montana State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho State's last 6 games when playing at home against Montana State
Montana State at Weber State, Saturday, February 16
Idaho State home to Montana, Saturday, February 16