Idaho State Bengals visit Montana Grizzlies in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Idaho State Bengals vs Montana Grizzlies Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Idaho State when they take on the Montana Grizzlies on Thursday in college hoops betting action.
The Grizzlies sport records of 12-4 and 6-7-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bengals have 4-13 and 7-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-4-1 for the Grizzlies and 5-6 for the Bengals.
Bettors looking to side with Montana in this one found them as 14.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Grizzlies rated this week at No. 237 and the Bengals sitting at No. 309. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-54 result in favor of the Grizzlies.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montana's No. 100-ranked offense, averaging 70.6 PPG, against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 72 at 61.6 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 46.4% so far, more than the Bengals marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.1% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Idaho State owns the country's No. 32-rated mark, allowing 61.6 points per game on the highway. Montana, on the other hand, rates No. 127 in scoring at home.
Idaho State was a 60-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against Northern Arizona. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Bengals endured a 60-55 loss at the hands of the Lumberjacks on Saturday, despite a 12-point effort from Tomas Sanchez at Holt Arena.
Montana won its last outing, a 76-71 result against Montana State on January 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 12.5-point favorite. Kareem Jamar scored 23 points and helped out with 10 assists for Montana on Saturday, leading the Grizzlies to a 76-71 victory over Montana State at Dahlberg Arena.
Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Montana State are 6-4
After playing Northern Arizona are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Weber State are 8-2
After playing Montana State are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
A few Bengals at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Montana
Idaho State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Montana
Idaho State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Montana
Idaho State is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Montana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Idaho State
Montana is 19-1 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana's last 6 games
Idaho State at Montana State, Saturday, January 26
Montana home to Weber State, Saturday, January 26