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Montana State Bobcats host Southern Utah Thunderbirds in college basketball action

Southern Utah ThunderbirdsMontana State Bobcats
1-24February 27, 2014, 09:05 | Worthington Arena13-14

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Southern Utah when they take on the Montana State Bobcats on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

Montana State will face the 1-24 Thunderbirds, who own a 9-15 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 10-13 on the OU so far this season while the Thunderbirds are 10-14.

View Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Montana State Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bobcats as -14.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 297-rated Bobcats and the No. 309-ranked Thunderbirds, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Southern Utah was an 85-74 loser in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Washington. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Thunderbirds endured an 85-74 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Eric Rippetoe at Centrum Arena.

Montana State was an 86-68 loser in their most recent outing at home against Weber State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Montana State got 15 points from Flavien Davis but lost anyway, 86-68, to Weber State on Saturday at Worthington Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montana State's No. 171-ranked offense, averaging 69.44 PPG, against a Thunderbirds defense that ranks No. 216 at 74.56 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 44.63% so far, more than the Thunderbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.06% per game.

A few Thunderbirds at Bobcats trends to consider:
Southern Utah is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Utah's last 5 games
Southern Utah is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Montana State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Montana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Montana State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Montana State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Southern Utah at Montana, Saturday, March 1st
Montana State at Montana, Monday, March 3rd