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Montana favored by -8 against Idaho State on Saturday

Idaho State Bengals Montana Grizzlies
10-14 February 22, 2014, 09:00 | Dahlberg Arena 13-11



The Idaho State Bengals will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Grizzlies in Montana at Dahlberg Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Grizzlies sit at 13-11 (8-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bengals are currently 10-14 (12-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Montana is 12-6 OU, and Idaho State is 10-9 OU.

View Idaho State Bengals vs Montana Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Montana Grizzlies as -8-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 109-rated Idaho State taking on the No. 91-rated Grizzlies in this contest.

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Idaho State was a 66-60 loser in its last match on the road against Montana State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bengals got 20 points from Jeffrey Solarin, but it was Montana State that prevailed in a 66-60 final on Thursday at Worthington Arena.

Montana was a 68-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Weber State. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Montana got 25 points from Kareem Jamar en route to a 68-57 victory over Weber State on Thursday at Dahlberg Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Montana has the nation's No. 111-rated offensive output, at 72.75 PPG. The visiting Bengals defense ranks No. 142 allowing on average 70.25 PPG. The Grizzlies FG% has averaged 48.02% so far, more than the Bengals marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.46% per game.

A few Bengals at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Idaho State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho State's last 5 games
Idaho State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Idaho State is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Montana is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montana's last 8 games
Montana is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Montana is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games at home


Next up:
Idaho State home to Northern Arizona, Thursday, February 27th
Montana at Southern Utah, Saturday, March 1st