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Montana State Bobcats Host the Idaho State Bengals in NCAA College Basketball Action

Montana State looks to cover the Bobcats-Bengals pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 5-9 mark when they host Idaho State in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Montana State Bobcats to cover the point spread in this one found them as -6.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Idaho State Bengals vs Montana State Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Montana State Bobcats sit at 5-9 (5-6 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Idaho State Bengals are currently 3-11 (3-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Montana State is 7-4 OU, and Idaho State is 2-8 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Montana State Bobcats rated this week at No. 204 and the Idaho State Bengals sitting at No. 347.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Idaho State is ranked No. 261 in NCAA basketball at 29.57 per game. Contrast that with Montana State's No. 101 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Montana State is the No. 5-ranked team in the country at 10.64 per game, while Idaho State rates No. 81 at 8.36 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Idaho State got 19 points from Ethan Telfair but lost anyway, 74-62, to Montana on Thursday at Dahlberg Arena.

The Bobcats endured a 87-75 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Thursday, despite a 23-point effort from Tyler Hall at Worthington Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Idaho State is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
  • Idaho State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Idaho State's last 5 games on the road
  • Montana State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Montana State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montana State's last 7 games
  • Montana State is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Idaho State home to Weber State, Saturday, January 7th
Montana State at Eastern Washington, Thursday, January 5th