NCAA hoops odds preview - Montana vs. Idaho State
Montana Grizzlies vs Idaho State Bengals Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Idaho State Bengals try to run the Montana Grizzlies off the court at Holt Arena in college hoops action.
The Bengals currently sports a 5-19 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-13-1 ATS. The Grizzlies are 18-5 and 10-10-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bengals produce a 10-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Grizzlies have gone 10-7-1 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Grizzlies were listed as 6.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 326-ranked Bengals and the No. 173-rated Grizzlies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-56 win for the Grizzlies on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Grizzlies is ranked No. 318 in NCAA hoops at 30.7 per game. Contrast that with Idaho State’s No. 345 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Idaho State is the No. 256-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while Montana rates No. 80 at 7 per game.
Defensively, Montana features the nation's No. 149-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Idaho State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 231 nationally in scoring at home.
Montana was an 87-63 loser in its last match on the road against Weber State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Grizzlies were hammered by Weber State on Thursday, losing by an 87-63 final at Dee Events Center in college basketball betting action.
In their last action, Idaho State was an 87-51 winner at home against Montana State. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bengals and Bobcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Montana State was handed an 87-51 defeat on Thursday at Holt Arena.
Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Weber State are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Idaho are 5-5
After playing Montana State are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
A few Grizzlies at Bengals trends to consider:
Montana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montana's last 7 games when playing on the road against Idaho State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Idaho State's last 7 games when playing at home against Montana
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Idaho State's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho State's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Idaho State's last 11 games when playing Montana
Montana at Davidson, Saturday, February 23
Idaho State home to Idaho, Saturday, February 23