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Idaho Vandals vs Montana Grizzlies Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Nov 17, 10:05 PM | Cowan Spectrum

Montana Grizzlies vs Idaho Vandals Odds


The Montana Grizzlies will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Vandals in Idaho at Cowan Spectrum on Saturday in college basketball action.

Idaho will face the 1-1 Grizzlies, who own a 1-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Vandals are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Grizzlies are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Montana vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Grizzlies were listed as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Vandals - Grizzlies odds would favor the Grizzlies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Idaho is rated No. 140 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montana is at No. 64. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-62 win for the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Idaho's No. 165 nationally ranked offense (70 points per game) against a Grizzlies defense that sits as the No. 133 at 62.5 PPG. The Vandals have been averaging 53.5% from the field, more than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (47.5% on average).

Defensively, Montana features the nation's No. 219-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Idaho, meanwhile, comes in at No. 199 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Montana was an 82-53 winner at home against Minot State. Montana cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Minot State out of the gym and running up an 82-53 score at Dahlberg Arena.

Idaho was an 80-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Wright State. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Idaho got 18 points from Kyle Barone but lost anyway, 80-70, to Wright State on Friday at Cowan Spectrum.

Montana Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 1-0
After a win are 9-1

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 0-1
After playing Wright State are 0-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Grizzlies at Vandals trends to consider:
Montana is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Montana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Idaho
Idaho is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Montana
Idaho is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Idaho is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Idaho is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montana

Next up:
Montana home to San Diego, Saturday, November 24
Idaho home to Wisc-Green Bay, Tuesday, November 20