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College Basketball Matchup - Idaho State Bengals Montana Grizzlies Odds Preview

Montana GrizzliesIdaho State Bengals
7-8January 23, 2014, 09:05 | Holt Arena6-9

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Holt Arena Thursday as host Idaho State looks to handle the Montana Grizzlies in NCAA hoops action.

Idaho State battles the Grizzlies, currently sitting with a 7-8 mark (3-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-5 for the Bengals and 6-2 for the Grizzlies.

View Montana Grizzlies vs Idaho State Bengals Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -1-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bengals rated this week at No. 220 and the Grizzlies sitting at No. 177.

Last time out for Montana, they were an 84-73 loser as they battled Northern Colorado at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. The Grizzlies got 23 points from Kareem Jamar, but it was Northern Colorado that prevailed in an 84-73 final on Saturday at Dahlberg Arena.

Last time out for Idaho State, they were a 65-59 loser as they battled Weber State on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point underdog. Chris Hansen went off for 27 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Weber State handed Idaho State a 65-59 defeat at Dee Events Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Idaho State's No. 196-rated squad against Montana's No. 254-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Idaho State rates No. 170 in the country with 5.67 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 57 nationally with 7.53 per match.

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

Next up:
Montana at Weber State, Saturday, January 25th
Idaho State at Montana State, Saturday, January 25th