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Idaho State Bengals battle vs Montana Grizzlies highlights college odds menu

Montana GrizzliesIdaho State Bengals
Jan 7, 9:05 PM | Holt Arena

Montana Grizzlies vs Idaho State Bengals Odds


Montana travels to Idaho State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 9-5 record with a victory over the Bengals.

The Bengals are 3-11 so far on the season, and 3-7-1 ATS vs. the number. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are 9-5 and 5-4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Idaho State go 7-4 and the Grizzlies go 5-5 on the totals.

View Montana vs Idaho State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Bengals as 7-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bengals - Grizzlies odds would favor the Grizzlies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Idaho State is rated No. 314 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montana is at No. 210. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-59 win for the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Grizzlies is ranked No. 258 in NCAA hoops at 33.3 per game. Contrast that with Idaho State’s No. 319 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Idaho State is the No. 195-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Montana rates No. 229 at 5.6 per game.

Defensively, Montana features the nation's No. 143-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Idaho State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.

Montana won its last outing, a 79-71 result against Eastern Washington on December 30. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Grizzlies got a terrific 28-point effort from Mathias Ward as Montana defeated Eastern Washington 79-71 on Friday at Dahlberg Arena.

In their last action, Idaho State was a 73-69 loser at home against Montana State. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as favorites. The Bengals endured a 73-69 loss at the hands of the Bobcats on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Kenny McGowen at Holt Arena.

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Northern Arizona are 6-4
After playing Eastern Washington are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Wyoming are 1-2
After playing Montana State are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
Montana at Northern Arizona, Thursday, January 12
Idaho State at Wyoming, Monday, January 9