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Bengals vs Bobcats College Hoops Game Preview

Idaho State BengalsMontana State Bobcats
Feb 2, 9:00 PM | Worthington Arena

Idaho State Bengals vs Montana State Bobcats Odds


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

This season, the Bobcats are 11-9 overall and 9-7 ATS ATS, while the Bengals are 7-14 and 7-10-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Montana State boasts a 12-4 on the OU, and Idaho State is 12-6.

View Idaho State vs Montana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bengals are listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 262 (Bobcats) and the No. 328 (Bengals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 70-63 result in favor of the Bobcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montana State's No. 101 nationally ranked offense (71.6 points per game) against a Bengals defense that sits as the No. 281 at 72 PPG. The Bobcats have been averaging 43.3% from the field, more than the Bengals have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).

Defensively, Idaho State features the nation's No. 214-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.7 points per game. Montana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 nationally in scoring at home.

Idaho State won its last outing, a 64-62 result against Weber State on January 28. They covered in that game as a 7-point underdog. Kenny McGowen scored 19 points leading the Bengals to a 64-62 victory over Weber State at Holt Arena on Saturday.

Montana State lost its last outing, a 69-52 result against Eastern Washington on January 28. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Montana State got 10 points from Shawn Reid but lost anyway, 69-52, to Eastern Washington on Saturday at Reese Court.

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Montana are 4-6
After playing Weber State are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Montana are 5-5
After playing Eastern Washington are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bengals at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Montana State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho State's last 7 games on the road
Idaho State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Idaho State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Montana State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana State's last 5 games at home
Montana State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Idaho State
Montana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Montana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Idaho State

Next up:
Idaho State at Montana, Monday, February 6
Montana State home to Montana, Saturday, February 4