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College basketball point spread favors Bobcats in battle with Bengals

Idaho State BengalsMontana State Bobcats
10-13February 20, 2014, 09:05 | Worthington Arena12-13

Worthington Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Montana State Bobcats and the visiting Idaho State Bengals in college hoops action on Thursday.

Montana State will face the 10-13 Bengals, who own a 12-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 9-12 on the OU so far this season while the Bengals are 10-8.

View Idaho State Bengals vs Montana State Bobcats Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Montana State Bobcats as -2.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game puts the Bobcats, most recently No. 274 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bengals, who rate No. 109 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Idaho State, they were a 78-75 winner as they battled Weber State at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Idaho State got 27 points from Chris Hansen en route to a 78-75 victory over Weber State on Monday at Holt Arena.

Last time out for Montana State, they were an 83-73 loser as they battled Northern Colorado on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Flavien Davis scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Bobcats to a win (they lost 83-73 to Northern Colorado at Butler-Hancock Hall on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montana State's No. 174 nationally ranked offense (69.64 points per game) against a Bengals defense that sits as the No. 146 at 70.43 PPG. The Bobcats have been averaging 45.06% from the field, less than the Bengals have managed so far this season (45.56% on average).

A few Bengals at Bobcats trends to consider:
Idaho State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho State's last 6 games
Idaho State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Idaho State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Montana State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Montana State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Montana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Montana State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Idaho State at Montana, Saturday, February 22nd
Montana State at Weber State, Saturday, February 22nd