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Montana State Bobcats Face the Southern Utah Thunderbirds: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Montana State Bobcats vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds battle Saturday at Centrum Arena-UT as the Thunderbirds look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds betting line opened as 7-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Montana State Bobcats vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 4-21 and 9-13-1 ATS Southern Utah Thunderbirds will face the 11-14 Montana State Bobcats, who own a 10-11-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 13-9-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Montana State Bobcats are 12-10.

This game puts the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, most recently No. 297 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Montana State Bobcats, who rate No. 114 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Utah's No. 95-ranked scoring average of 76.24 PPG, against a Montana State Bobcats defense rated No. 240 and allowing 79.32 PPG. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds FG% has averaged 39.91% to date this season, less than the Montana State Bobcats shooters have managed so far (43.15% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montana State got 14 points from Sam Neumann but lost anyway, 69-63, to Northern Arizona on Thursday at Walkup Skydome.

The Thunderbirds endured a 70-55 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Randy Onwuasor at Centrum Arena-UT.

Betting Trends
  • Montana State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Montana State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Montana State is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • Montana State is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Southern Utah is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 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 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montana State home to Portland State, Thursday, February 16th
Southern Utah at Northern Arizona, Saturday, February 18th