The Montana State Bobcats (10-9, 4-4 BigSky) will be at Holt Arena to clash against the Idaho State Bengals (6-11, 3-5 BigSky) in a BigSky matchup. The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Montana State Bobcats at Idaho State Bengals ATS Odds
In their last matchup, the Bengals lost a close one to the Montana Grizzlies, 77-74, while the Bobcats won a close one over the Weber State Wildcats, 62-61.
Montana State played a nearly perfect game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.283 (above their season average of 0.252) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.9 (below their season average of 21.3). For those same stats, Weber State was 0.098 and 12.5, respectively. Idaho State, on the other hand, did a terrific job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (25-34; 73.5 percent). Malik Porter played a key role for Idaho State with 14 points and seven rebounds. Montana State was led by Jubrile Belo, who had 17 points and 12 rebounds.
The Bobcats dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent contest, Montana State won 84-76. The Bobcats’ 8.9 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over the Bengals, who had a rate of 17.4. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.
Montana State Bobcats vs. Idaho State Bengals Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Montana State, ATS Winner – Montana State, O/U – Under
- Idaho State ranks third in three pointers allowed per game (15.1) while Montana State ranks 199th (23.4).
- The Bengals rank 22nd in rebounds allowed per game (31.2) while the Bobcats rank 96th (33.9).
- The Bengals’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 5.8, up from 0.4 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Bobcats have scored an average of 64.0 points per game (3.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (1.2 above their season average).