Idaho State Bengals at Montana Grizzlies Betting Prediction 01/24/19

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The Idaho State Bengals (7-9, 3-4 BigSky) will be at Dahlberg Arena to go head-to-head with the Montana Grizzlies (12-6, 5-2 BigSky) in a BigSky matchup. Action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Idaho State Bengals at Montana Grizzlies Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Grizzlies dismantled the Idaho Vandals, 69-51, while the Bengals got blown out by the Northern Colorado Bears, 77-53.

Montana played a perfect game. They had a ridiculously low turnover percentage of 7.9 (better than their season average of 16.6) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.5 (above their season average of 28.3). For those same stats, Idaho was 15.1 and 20.0, respectively. Idaho State, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (25.7 vs. 29.0). Ahmaad Rorie led the way for Montana, finishing with 20 points. Kelvin Jones was a key piece for Idaho State with 11 points and six rebounds.

The Grizzlies won the only game between these two teams last season, 75-64. Montana’s rebounding was their largest advantage. The Grizzlies had more offensive rebounds (17 vs. four), defensive rebounds (28 vs. 23) and total rebounds (45 vs. 27). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the nation’s slowest-paced teams square off. Montana ranks 273rd in possessions per game (67.8) and Idaho State is 261st (68.1).

Idaho State at Montana ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Montana, ATS Winner – Idaho State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Montana ranks eighth in assists allowed per game (9.7) while Idaho State ranks 182nd (14.4).
  • The Grizzlies are 30th in the country with 2.6 blocks allowed per game while the Bengals are 51st with 2.8 blocks allowed per game.
  • Idaho State allows the 37th-fewest steals per game (5.3) while Montana ranks 50th (5.5).
  • The Bengals rank 38th in three pointers attempted per game (26.4) while the Grizzlies rank 164th (21.9).
  • Montana ranks 47th in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while Idaho State ranks 109th (34.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bengals’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.2, up from 3.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Grizzlies have scored an average of 77.8 points per game (2.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 65.2 points per game (2.5 below their season average).