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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Bobcats over Sioux

North Dakota SiouxMontana State Bobcats
5-10January 18, 2014, 09:05 | Worthington Arena9-7

Worthington Arena will host Montana State Bobcats vs. North Dakota Sioux action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Bobcats bring a 9-7 record (7-6-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-10 Sioux, who are 2-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Montana State go 5-7 so far and the Sioux go 7-6.

View North Dakota Sioux vs Montana State Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Bobcats in this one found them listed as -2.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Sioux was expected to move the line.

The Bobcats - Sioux odds would favor the Bobcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Montana State is rated No. 119 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Dakota is at No. 274.

North Dakota lost its last outing, an 84-71 result against Montana on January 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog. North Dakota got 24 points from Troy Huff but lost anyway, 84-71, to Montana on Thursday at Dahlberg Arena.

Last time out for Montana State, they were a 70-55 winner as they battled Northern Colorado at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. Paul Egwuonwu scored 13 points leading the Bobcats to a 70-55 victory over Northern Colorado at Worthington Arena on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Sioux is ranked No. 241 in NCAA hoops at 31.47 per game. Contrast that with Montana State’s No. 222 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Montana State is the No. 70-ranked team in the country at 7.25 per game, while North Dakota rates No. 165 at 5.73 per game.

A few Sioux at Bobcats trends to consider:
North Dakota is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
North Dakota is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Dakota's last 6 games
North Dakota is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Montana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Montana State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
North Dakota home to Sacramento State, Thursday, January 23rd
Montana State at Weber State, Thursday, January 23rd